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Earthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management


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This series includes a wide range of inter-disciplinary approaches to natural resource management, integrating perspectives from both social and natural sciences. It includes textbooks, research monographs and titles aimed at professionals, NGOs and policy-makers. Authors or editors of potential new titles should contact Hannah Ferguson, Editor ([email protected]).

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Natural Resource Sovereignty and the Right to Development in Africa

Natural Resource Sovereignty and the Right to Development in Africa

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Carol Chi Ngang, Serges Djoyou Kamga
August 26, 2021

This book explores the nexus between natural resources ownership and the right to development in Africa. The right to sovereignty over natural resources and the right to development are recognised and protected in an extensive framework of international, regional and domestic instruments. They ...

Balancing the Commons in Switzerland Institutional Transformations and Sustainable Innovations

Balancing the Commons in Switzerland: Institutional Transformations and Sustainable Innovations

1st Edition

Edited By Tobias Haller, Karina Liechti, Martin Stuber, François-Xavier Viallon, Rahel Wunderli
March 29, 2021

Balancing the Commons in Switzerland outlines continuity and change in the management of common-pool resources such as pastures and forests in Switzerland. The book focuses on the differences and similarities between local institutions (rules and regulations) and forms of commoners’ organisations ...

Participatory Governance of UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in Canada and Israel Resolving Natural Resource Conflicts

Participatory Governance of UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in Canada and Israel: Resolving Natural Resource Conflicts

1st Edition

By Natasha Donevska
December 14, 2020

This book explores how participatory governance processes help to find integrated solutions to resource-based development while protecting ecosystems in UNESCO designated areas. Participatory Governance of UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in Canada and Israel explores how stakeholders’ participation in ...

Fair and Equitable Benefit-Sharing in Agriculture (Open Access) Reinventing Agrarian Justice

Fair and Equitable Benefit-Sharing in Agriculture (Open Access): Reinventing Agrarian Justice

1st Edition

By Elsa Tsioumani
July 17, 2020

This book explores the emergence and development of the legal concept of fair and equitable benefit-sharing, and its application in agriculture. Developed in the 1990s, the concept of fair and equitable benefit-sharing has been deployed in an ever-wider variety of international instruments, ...

Peatlands Ecology, Conservation and Heritage

Peatlands: Ecology, Conservation and Heritage

1st Edition

By Ian D. Rotherham
May 06, 2020

This book provides an introduction to peatlands for the non-specialist student reader and for all those concerned about environmental protection, and is an essential guide to peatland history and heritage for scientists and enthusiasts. Peat is formed when vegetation partially decays in a ...

The Moroccan Argan Trade Producer Networks and Human Bio-Geographies

The Moroccan Argan Trade: Producer Networks and Human Bio-Geographies

1st Edition

By Daniel F. Robinson
April 07, 2020

This book provides one of the most detailed and comprehensive examinations of the Moroccan argan tree, the products derived from it and its cultural significance. The Moroccan argan trade is booming, but as the tree provides important ecological functions and plays an important role, both ...

Governing Renewable Natural Resources Theories and Frameworks

Governing Renewable Natural Resources: Theories and Frameworks

1st Edition

Edited By Fiona Nunan
December 11, 2019

In one volume, this book brings together a diversity of approaches, theory and frameworks that can be used to analyse the governance of renewable natural resources. Renewable natural resources are under pressure, with over-exploitation and degradation raising concern globally. Understanding ...

Benefit-sharing in Environmental Governance Local Experiences of a Global Concept

Benefit-sharing in Environmental Governance: Local Experiences of a Global Concept

1st Edition

By Louisa Parks
December 03, 2019

Taking a bottom-up perspective, this book explores local framings of a wide range of issues related to benefit-sharing, a growing concept in global environmental governance. Benefit-sharing in Environmental Governance draws on original case studies from South Africa, Namibia, Greece, Argentina, and...

Sustainable Governance of Wildlife and Community-Based Natural Resource Management From Economic Principles to Practical Governance

Sustainable Governance of Wildlife and Community-Based Natural Resource Management: From Economic Principles to Practical Governance

1st Edition

By Brian Child
November 07, 2019

This book develops the Sustainable Governance Approach and the principles of Community-Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM). It provides practical examples of successes and failures in implementation, and lessons about the economics and governance of wild resources with global application. ...

Social Movements Contesting Natural Resource Development

Social Movements Contesting Natural Resource Development

1st Edition

Edited By John F. Devlin
October 28, 2019

Presenting a broad range of case studies, this book explores rural social movements contesting natural resource development initiatives. Natural resource development takes multiple forms, including infrastructure corridors, mines, dams, resource processing plants and pipelines. Many of which are ...

UNESCO Biosphere Reserves Supporting Biocultural Diversity, Sustainability and Society

UNESCO Biosphere Reserves: Supporting Biocultural Diversity, Sustainability and Society

1st Edition

Edited By Maureen G. Reed, Martin F. Price
September 06, 2019

UNESCO Biosphere Reserves (BRs) are designated areas in geographical regions of global socio-ecological significance. This definitive book shows their global relevance and contribution to environmental protection, biocultural diversity and education. Initiated in the 1970s as part of UNESCO’s Man ...

Policy and Governance in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus A Relational Equity Approach

Policy and Governance in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus: A Relational Equity Approach

1st Edition

Edited By Anastasia Koulouri, Nikolai Mouraviev
August 13, 2019

This book discusses the balance of priorities within the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) nexus and its impact on policy development and implementation, highlighting innovative perspectives in adopting a holistic approach to identify, analyse and manage the nexus component interdependencies. Due to ...

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