Resources Under Regimes / Edition 1

Resources Under Regimes / Edition 1

by Paul R. Josephson
     
 

Democratic or authoritarian, every society needs clean air and water; every state must manage its wildlife and natural resources. In this provocative, comparative study, Josephson asks to what extent the form of a government and its economy--centrally planned or market, colonial or post-colonial--determines how politicians, bureaucrats, scientists, engineers, and… See more details below

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Democratic or authoritarian, every society needs clean air and water; every state must manage its wildlife and natural resources. In this provocative, comparative study, Josephson asks to what extent the form of a government and its economy--centrally planned or market, colonial or post-colonial--determines how politicians, bureaucrats, scientists, engineers, and industrialists address environmental and social problems presented by the transformation of nature into a humanized landscape.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674022430
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
09/01/2006
Series:
New Histories of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
0.63(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Nature, Technology, and Worldview

1. The Modern State, Industry, and the Transformation of Nature

2. The Coercive Appeal to Order: Authoritarian Approaches to Resource Management

3. Development, Colonialism, and the Environment

4. Biodiversity, Sustainability, and Technology in the Twenty-first Century

Notes

Index

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