Japan's environmental movement. The environmental debate in anthropology. The social incidence of environmental costs and benefits. Environmental prefences and effluent charges. Public perceptions of energy systems risks: some policy implications. The dark side of the radioctive waste problem. Windscale: a case in the political art of muddling through. Environmental impact assessment and the politics of development in europe.
Blueprint for a Green Economy put the economics of the environment onto the public agenda. Its authors have now widened the issue by applying the principles of their earlier, ground-breaking work to the tangled issue of sustainable Third World development. They offer a definition of sustainable development in terms of not depleting natural resources and then examine its economic implications. The bulk of the book contains six lively case-studies of major developmental issues, from the watersheds of Java to the drylands of the Sudan; from Amazonia to Africa, all of which show the crucial importance of incorporating the economics of sustainable development into our thinking.
New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.
An increasing amount of work in many aspects of human geography is concerned with the effects caused by different types of institutions. Included in this book, originally published in 1982, is material from Britain, Ameican and Europe and it is shown that differences in institutional powers in these places, especially those vested in the State, relate directly to their own particular urban and environmental policies and problems. Each chapter, written by an expert on this subject, considers key institutions in a number of fields and draws conclusions about how this ‘institutionalist’ approach can be used by geographers.
Written in a clear and accessible style, this introductory textbook explores the economics of water supply and consumption and shows how water policy can be adapted to achieve the goal of sustainable development. Informed by an evolutionary political economy perspective, the book draws on a substantial group of international case studies to illustrate the relevance of theory to real life. Ranging widely, the author considers the conservation of rivers, lakes, wetlands, estuaries and coastal waters; land drainage; flood control and coastal defense; dam projects; the costs of freshwater supply; water use by households, agriculture, and other sectors; and wastewater treatment and disposal. Introducing a topic of crucial importance to a wide range of disciplines, this concise yet comprehensive text will be invaluable for students in environmental studies, geography, and economics.
This compilation of 20 papers published in the International journal of environmental studies in the last three years shows results obtained from surveys into the economic, social and political background of environmental decisions and planning. These results encompass a wide range of topics relevant to the study of the environment. The main areas under discussion are politics, control strategies, determinism, rural planning and styles of environmental and agricultural strategies. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) is a new approach to environmental assessment, global in scope, which considers the environmental impacts of policies, plans and programmes. It is already in use in a number of countries and is rapidly being adopted by those involved with environmental management and regulation, including governments, official and voluntary sector agencies, academic courses and consultancies. This text defines and analyzes SEA within the overall context of environmental assessment. It introduces and reviews the current state of SEA, evaluates its application in a number of countries with a range of detailed case studies, provides a critique of its techniques and an analysis of its importance for the future.
In some important respects floodplain management and flood hazard research is different in Britain from that in other countries. This collection of papers from a conference provides some comparisons. It covers urban flooding, institutions and policy, land use policy, hazard response, and project appraisal and risk assessment.