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Risks and Opportunities

Managing Environmental Conflict and Change, 1st Edition

By Valerie Brown, David Ingle Smith, Rob Wiseman, John Handmer


352 pages

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First published in 1995. Managing today’s rapidly changing environment inevitably involves managing conflicts between the demands of development and conservation; the needs of the present and of the future; and between different community interests, professional positions and political priorities.

Risks and Opportunities provides both a guide to managing environmental change, and a training manual to pave the way to successful conflict resolution. It explores the full range of potential conflicts and looks at various methods for their resolution. It covers the who, what, why and when of managing change, and emphasizes the need to develop an active and strategic approach which indemnifies the interests and abilities of all the stakeholders.

The book’s detailed case studies provide in-depth material on the conflicting uses of urban, agricultural and natural environments, and the self-teaching guide and exercises will enable individual readers and organizations to acquire the necessary practical and team-building skills.

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables; Glossary; Acknowledgements; Part One: Managing Environmental Conflicts Valerie A. Brown; 1. Opportunity and Risk 2. The Challenge of Changing Environmental Management 3. What to Manage? The Five Stages of Environmental Management 4. How to Manage? The Role of Conflict Management to Environmental Management 5. Who Manages? On Becoming an Environmental Manager; Part Two: Managing Environmental Change; 6. A Heroic Effort: A Case Study of the Salmon Fishing Industry in British Columbia D. Ingle Smith and John Handmer 7. Saving a Shire: Reclaiming a Salt-affected Irrigation District in Victoria Bruce McKenzie, Linden Orr and Peter Crabb 8. Trouble with Traffic: The Effects of Rapid Urbanisation in Bangkok, Thailand Anuchat Poungsomlee, Helen Ross and Rob Wiseman 9. The Future of Calico Creek: Local Management of a Small Subtropical Water Catchment D. Ingle Smith, Linden Orr and Rob Wiseman; Part Three: Managing Conflict and Change: A Learning Programme Valerie A. Brown, Rob Wiseman and Ian McAuley; 10. Introduction: Setting the Agenda 11. Stage 1: Exploration and Forecasting 12. Stage 2: Analysis and Coordination 13. Stage 3: Goalsetting and Negotiation 14. Stage 4: Action and Cooperation 15. Stage 5: Evaluation and Illumination 16. Individual Learning and Personal Change 17. Organisational Learning and Social Change; Appendix

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Environmental Policy

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1982 and 1995, draw together research by leading academics in the area of environmental policy and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volumes examine international policy, impact assessment, and future environmental planning. This set will be of particular interest to students of Environmental Studies.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Environmental Science