Russian Society and the Environment

Russian Society and the Environment

by Jonathan D. Oldfield
     
 

Jonathan Oldfield provides a detailed assessment of the changing relationship between Russian society and the wider environment since the fall of the Soviet Union. Through this, he highlights the need to critically evaluate assumptions regarding the post-Soviet environment, in order to move beyond generalization and engage meaningfully with the particularities of… See more details below

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Jonathan Oldfield provides a detailed assessment of the changing relationship between Russian society and the wider environment since the fall of the Soviet Union. Through this, he highlights the need to critically evaluate assumptions regarding the post-Soviet environment, in order to move beyond generalization and engage meaningfully with the particularities of Russia's contemporary environmental situation. The book begins by focusing on the nature of Soviet environmental legacies as a necessary backdrop to the remainder of the study. This is followed by a general examination of the relationship between economic change and pollution output during the course of the 1990s. Further chapters provide in depth analysis of recent legislative and policy developments in the area of environmental protection and an exploration of emerging pollution and environmental quality trends at both the national and regional level. In addition, the book highlights pressures that are related to Russia's engagement with the global economy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754639404
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Series:
Ashgate Studies in Environmental Policy and Practice
Pages:
178
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2The Soviet environmental legacy21
3Economic restructuring and the wider environment43
4Governing the environment : the place of the environment in Russia's political-administrative structure65
5The changing state of the Russian environment93
6Concluding remarks129

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