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Environmental Change in South-East Asia brings together scholars, journalists, consultants and NGO activists to explore the interaction of people, politics and ecology. Ostensibly "green" activities - plantation forestry, eco-tourism, hydro-electricity - are revealed as guises used by elites to promote their own political and economic interests.
Highlighting fatal flaws in presently exclusive economic and ecological approaches, the authors stress that neither the quest for ...

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Overview

Environmental Change in South-East Asia brings together scholars, journalists, consultants and NGO activists to explore the interaction of people, politics and ecology. Ostensibly "green" activities - plantation forestry, eco-tourism, hydro-electricity - are revealed as guises used by elites to promote their own political and economic interests.
Highlighting fatal flaws in presently exclusive economic and ecological approaches, the authors stress that neither the quest for sustainable development nor the process of environmental change itself can be understood without reference to political processes.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415129329
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/31/1996
  • Series: Global Environmental Change Series
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Table of Contents

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List of contributors
Acknowledgements
1 Introduction: Politics, Sustainable Development and Environmental Change in South-East Asia 1
2 Freedom to Plant: Indonesia and Thailand in a Globalizing Pulp and Paper Industry 23
3 Environmental NGOS and Different Political Contexts in South-East Asia: Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam 49
4 Japan and South-East Asia's Environment 67
5 The Search for Sustainable Livelihoods in Indonesian Transmigration Settlements 97
6 The Race for Power in Laos: The Nordic Connections 123
7 Plenty in the Context of Scarcity: Forest Management in Laos 145
8 Environmental Change in Malaysian Borneo: Fire, Drought and Rain 165
9 Mapping the Environment in South-East Asia: The Use of Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems 190
10 Problems in the Making: A Critique of Vietnam's Tropical Forestry Action Plan 225
11 The Sustainability of Ecotourism in Indonesia: Fact and Fiction 237
12 The Bajau: Future Marine Park Managers in Indonesia? 260
13 Environmental Degradation, Non-Timber Forest Products and Iban Communities in Sarawak: Impact, Response and Future Prospects 269
14 Environmental Characteristics of Brunei's Temburong Rainforests and Implications for Conservation and Development 301
15 Philippine Community-Based Forest Management: Options for Sustainable Development 311
16 Conclusion: Towards Sustainable Development in South-East Asia? 330
Bibliography 344
Index 373
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