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

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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.

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"This is a fine book and extremely important...please read The Science of Sustainable Development, if you haven't already." Écoscience
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521534567
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 292
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeffrey Sayer is Senior Associate, Forests for Life Programme, WWF-International, Switzerland.

Bruce Campbell is Director, Forests and Livelihoods Programme, Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Indonesia.

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Table of Contents

List of figures
List of boxes
List of tables
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
Pt. I Integrating natural resource management
1 The challenge: alleviating poverty and conserving the environment 3
2 Dealing with complexity 29
3 Getting into the system: multiple realities, social learning and adaptive management 55
4 Issues of scale 79
5 Models, knowledge and negotiation 98
Pt. II Realities on the ground
6 Institutions for managing natural resources in African savannas 119
7 Forest margins in Indonesia Borneo 144
8 Learning by doing on tropical American hillsides 170
Pt. III The research-management continuum
9 The spread of innovations 191
10 Measuring the performance of natural resource systems 211
11 Achieving research-based management 226
Bibliography 248
Index 263
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