The Science of Sustainable Development: Local Livelihoods and the Global Environment / Edition 1

The Science of Sustainable Development: Local Livelihoods and the Global Environment / Edition 1

by Jeffrey Sayer, Bruce Campbell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521534569

ISBN-13: 9780521534567

Pub. Date: 03/28/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Science faces major challenges in tackling the interlinked problems of poverty and environmental sustainability. This book calls for a restructuring of our present arrangements to achieve integrated natural resource management--integration across scales, system components, disciplines and knowledge types. It advocates the necessity of modelling, multi-scale analysis…  See more details below

Overview

Science faces major challenges in tackling the interlinked problems of poverty and environmental sustainability. This book calls for a restructuring of our present arrangements to achieve integrated natural resource management--integration across scales, system components, disciplines and knowledge types. It advocates the necessity of modelling, multi-scale analysis and action research, institutional and organizational development, and communication enhancement. The book draws on case studies throughout the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521534567
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of boxes
List of tables
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
Pt. IIntegrating natural resource management
1The challenge: alleviating poverty and conserving the environment3
2Dealing with complexity29
3Getting into the system: multiple realities, social learning and adaptive management55
4Issues of scale79
5Models, knowledge and negotiation98
Pt. IIRealities on the ground
6Institutions for managing natural resources in African savannas119
7Forest margins in Indonesia Borneo144
8Learning by doing on tropical American hillsides170
Pt. IIIThe research-management continuum
9The spread of innovations191
10Measuring the performance of natural resource systems211
11Achieving research-based management226
Bibliography248
Index263

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