The Politics and Economics of Park Management

The Politics and Economics of Park Management

by Terry L. Anderson, Alexander James, Stephanie Presber James, George R. Hughes
     
 

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The Politics and Economics of Park Management examines national protected area systems, in both developed and developing countries, that have made a transformation from 'fortress parks' to a sustainable use model. The contributors-park management, academics, and members of nongovernmental organizations-contend that successful institutional change in protected area… See more details below

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The Politics and Economics of Park Management examines national protected area systems, in both developed and developing countries, that have made a transformation from 'fortress parks' to a sustainable use model. The contributors-park management, academics, and members of nongovernmental organizations-contend that successful institutional change in protected area systems involves not only the adoption of appropriate legal and regulatory regimes covering sustainable use, but also the development of an informal culture of sustainable resource use among all of a park's stakeholders.

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Examines national protected area systems, in both developed and developing countries, that have made a transformation from "fortress parks" to a sustainable use model. Contributors, including park management, academics, and members of nongovernmental organizations, contend that successful change involves not only the adoption of legal and regulatory regimes, but also the development of an informal culture of sustainable resource use among a park's stakeholders. Anderson is executive director of the Political Economy Research Center. James is a doctoral research student at the University of Cambridge. Material originated at an October 1997 forum sponsored by the Political Economy Research Center. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Useful for individuals interested in applying market-based solutions to biodiversity conservation. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals.
Environment
This is a thought-provoking book that could help to shake protected-area managers out of any complacence that may remain in this time of increasing social and economic pressure on our planet's remaining bits of nature.
Journal of Economic Literature
Nine papers provide theoretical insights and international experience relevant to the successful modernization of park management.
Robert H. Nelson
The proposition that human beings and nature can be separated anywhere on earth is increasingly seeming a fiction. The management of national parks, accordingly, must be rethought. This book is the place to start. The Politics and Economics of Park Management has more new ideas and interesting case material about national and state parks here in the United States and around the world than any other source I know.
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Useful for individuals interested in applying market-based solutions to biodiversity conservation. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461731399
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/06/2000
Series:
Political Economy Forum
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
2 MB

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