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Natural Resources

Allocation, Economics and Policy, 1st Edition

By Judith Rees


518 pages

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In this book, first published in 1990, Judith Rees considers the spatial distribution of resource availability, development and consumption, and the distribution of resource-generated wealth and welfare. Showing that there are no simple answers, she analyses the complex interactions between economic forces, administrative structures and political institutions. This well-structured text is essential reading for upper-level students in geography, environmental planning, economics and resource management.

Table of Contents

List of Plates; List of Figures; List of Tables; Preface and Acknowledgements; Preface to Second Edition; 1. Introduction 2. Natural Resources: Their Nature and Scarcity 3. Minerals: Distribution, Production and Economics 4. The Performance of the Mineral Production Process 5. Public Intervention in the Minerals Sector 6. Renewable Resources: The Diversity of Perspectives 7. The Allocation of Renewable Resource Flows: Economic Perspectives and Mechanisms 8. Evaluating Conservation and Flaw Augmentation Decisions 9. The Policy and Practice of Renewable Resource Management 10. Muddling Through, Social Revolution or Ecocatastrophe? 11. Postscript: The Search for Sustainability; References; References for Second Edition; Author Index; Subject Index

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1972 and 2000, draw together research by leading academics in the area of environmental and natural resource economics, and provides a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volumes examine pollution control and policy, and renewable and non-renewable resource economics, whilst also exploring the general principles and practices of environmental economics in various countries. This set will be of particular interest to students of economics and geography.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Natural Resource Extraction
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Environmental Economics