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Virtualism, Governance and Practice: Vision and Execution in Enviornmental Conservation
     

Virtualism, Governance and Practice: Vision and Execution in Enviornmental Conservation

by James G. Carrier, Paige West
 

ISBN-10: 184545619X

ISBN-13: 9781845456191

Pub. Date: 10/15/2009

Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated

Many people investigating the operation of large-scale environmentalist organizations see signs of power, knowledge and governance in their policies and projects. This collection indicates that such an analysis appears to be justified from one perspective, but not from another. The chapters in this collection show that the critics, concerned with the power of

Overview

Many people investigating the operation of large-scale environmentalist organizations see signs of power, knowledge and governance in their policies and projects. This collection indicates that such an analysis appears to be justified from one perspective, but not from another. The chapters in this collection show that the critics, concerned with the power of these organizations to impose their policies in different parts of the world, appear justified when we look at environmentalist visions and at organizational policies and programs. However, they are much less justified when we look at the practical operation of such organizations and their ability to generate and carry out projects intended to reshape the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845456191
Publisher:
Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/15/2009
Series:
Environmental Anthropology and Ethnobiology , #13
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures, Tables and Boxes

Preface

List of Abbreviations

Introduction

James G. Carrier and Paige West

Chapter 1. Virtualism and the Logic of Environmentalism

Vassos Argyrou

Chapter 2. New Nature: On the Production of a Paradox

Maarten Onneweer

Chapter 3. A Culture of Conservation: Shaping the Human Element in National Parks

Kathy Rettie

Chapter 4. A Bridge Too Far: The Knowledge Problem in the Millennium Assessment

Colin Filer

Chapter 5. Creolising Conservation: Caribbean Responses to Global Trends in Environmental Management

Tighe Geoghegan

Chapter 6. Uncivil Society: Local Stakeholders and Environmental Protection in Jamaica

Andrew Garner

Chapter 7. 'The Report Was Written for Money to Come': Constructing and Reconstructing the Case for Conservation in Papua New Guinea

Flip van Helden

Conclusion: Can the World Be Micromanaged?

Josiah McC. Heyman

Notes on Contributors

Index

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