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Environmental Management and Development

1st Edition

By Chris Barrow


288 pages | 16 B/W Illus.

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The environment and its management has been, and continues to be a very topical issue. Existing environment and development texts place emphasis is on listing problems, making warnings and voicing advocacy, but by focusing on environmental management, this informative book offers a very different perspective.

Moving on from the usual much-discussed viewpoints, Barrow looks towards practical management and problem-solving techniques. He clarifies the definition, nature and role of environmental management in development and developing countries, beginning with an introduction to the key terms, issues and tools of environmental management, which are linked and developed in later chapters, and concluding by discussing who pays for environmental management and its future in developing countries.

Written by an experienced and well-known author, this clear, user-friendly book, ideal for students of resource management, geography and development studies, makes excellent use of chapter summaries, boxed case studies, annotated further readings and websites, discussion questions and illustrations.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Theory and Approaches 1. Introduction 2. Environmental Management and Developing Countries Part 2: Resource Management and Environmental Management Issues 3. Water, Coastal and Island Resources 4. Agriculture, Land Degradation and Food Security 5. Biodiversity Resources 6. Atmospheric Issues 7. Urban Environments and Industrial Pollution Issues 8. Environmental Threats Part 3: Environmental Management Tools and Policies 9. Environmental Management Methods, Tools and Techniques 10. Environmental Accounting, Greening Economics and Business 11. Environmental Management and Development: The Future

About the Author

Chris Barrow is Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences and International Development, University of Wales, Swansea.

About the Series

Routledge Perspectives on Development

Routledge Perspectives on Development provides an invaluable, up to date and refreshing approach to key development issues for academics and students working in the field of development, in disciplines such as anthropology, economics, geography, international relations, politics and sociology.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Developing Countries