Development without Destruction: The UN and Global Resource Management

Development without Destruction: The UN and Global Resource Management

by Nico Schrijver
     
 

Since 1945, the UN has been actively engaged in conceptualizing strategies for both economic development and a sustainable environment. From a broad historical perspective, Development without Destruction sketches the role played by organizations and individuals in the UN system in developing and consolidating principles of international raw and international

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Overview

Since 1945, the UN has been actively engaged in conceptualizing strategies for both economic development and a sustainable environment. From a broad historical perspective, Development without Destruction sketches the role played by organizations and individuals in the UN system in developing and consolidating principles of international raw and international governance with respect to natural resource management. Nico Schrijver highlights the UN's efforts to generate and implement strategies to resolve tensions between economic development and environmental protection, conservation and exploitation, sovereignty and internationalism, and armed conflict and peaceful access to natural resources. Schrijver's thorough analysis is an indispensable guide to management of the critical environmental issues on today's global agenda.

Editorial Reviews

Supachai Panitchpakdi

"This timely study makes a seminal contribution to understanding the management of natural resources in the context of changing economic, environmental, and social realities.... Schrijver's work shows how research undertaken by the UN is contributing to the search for solutions to today's main challenge: safeguarding the global commons for tomorrow, while providing a decent quality of life for all." —Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Trade and Development

James Crawford

"Schrijver's thorough account of the achievements of the UN across the field of natural resource management enables him both to assess that contribution and to make realistic, practical suggestions for improvement." —James Crawford, University of Cambridge

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"Schrijver's thorough account of the achievements of the UN across the field of natural resource management enables him both to assess that contribution and to make realistic, practical suggestions for improvement." —James Crawford, University of Cambridge

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253221971
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
06/02/2010
Series:
United Nations Intellectual History Project Series
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Nico Schrijver holds the Chair of International Law and is Academic Director of the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at Leiden University. He is author of The Evolution of Sustainable Development in International Law: Inception, Meaning, and Status and Sovereignty over Natural Resources: Balancing Rights and Duties.

Indiana University Press

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