This book presents case studies highlighting social, economic, political, and biological dimensions of environmental degradation in the Third World. It uses local data to examine, test, and refine larger explanatory models and theories. .
Introduction Part I: Models of Resource Management 1. Labor Scarcity and Ecological Change 2. The "Political Ecology" of Amazonia, 3. Insiders and Outsiders in Baluchistan: Western and Indigenous Perspectives on Ecology and Development 4. Monitoring Fertility Degradation of Agricultural Lands in the Lowland Tropics Part II: The Role of the State 5. The Political Economy of Desertification in White Nile Province, Sudan 6. Impact of Fuelwood Use on Environmental Degradation in the Sudan 7. Bringing Land Back In: Changing Strategies to Improve Agricultural Production in the West African Sahel 8. Unequal Exchange: The Dynamics of Settler Impoverishment and Environmental Destruction in Lowland Bolivia Part Ill: Changing Rights to Land and Other Resources 9. Land Use Conflicts in the Agricultural/Pastoral Borderlands: The Case of Kenya 10. Ecology and Land Use Changes in the Semiarid Zone of the Sudan 11. The Politics of Lands at Risk in a Philippine Frontier 12. Lands at Risk, People at Risk: Perspectives on Tropical Forest Transformations in the Philippines Part IV: Local Management Strategies 13. Diversity and Change in Andean Agriculture 14. Intensification and Degradation in the Agricultural Systems of the Peruvian Upper Jungle: The Upper Huallaga Case 15. The Development Potential of the Guinea Savanna: Social and Ecological Constraints in the West African 16. Rehabilitation Efforts and Household Production Strategies: The New Halla Agricultural Scheme in Eastern Sudan 17. The Local Impact of Centralized Irrigation Control in Pakistan: A Sociocentric Perspective 18. Conservation and Society in Nepal: Traditional Forest Management and Innovative Development 19. Notes on Contributors