ISBN-10:
026269266X
ISBN-13:
9780262692663
Pub. Date:
11/21/2001
Publisher:
MIT Press
Environmental Leadership in Developing Countries: Transnational Relations and Biodiversity Policy in Costa Rica and Bolivia / Edition 1

Environmental Leadership in Developing Countries: Transnational Relations and Biodiversity Policy in Costa Rica and Bolivia / Edition 1

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ISBN-13: 9780262692663
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 11/21/2001
Series: American and Comparative Environmental Policy
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Paul F. Steinberg is the Malcolm Lewis Professor of Sustainability and Society and Professor of Political Science and Environmental Policy at Harvey Mudd College. His work explores the political and institutional dimensions of sustainability in diverse countries around the globe, with a particular emphasis on biodiversity conservation and developing countries.

Michael E. Kraft is Professor of Political Science and Public Affairs Emeritus and Herbert Fisk Johnson Professor of Environmental Studies Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Sheldon Kamieniecki is Dean of the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the author or editor of many other books.

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William Ascher

Paul Steinberg's wonderfully detailed assessment of environmental leadership in Bolivia and Costa Rica is not simply an inspiring story of how enlightened conservationists can succeed against frequently daunting odds, but also a highly insightful analysis of how this can be done. By demonstrating the close links between domestic and international environmental leaders, the book demolishes the misleading myth that conservation is the 'foreigner's agenda.'

Peter M. Haas

Steinberg provides a detailed history of the development of conservation policies in Costa Rica and Bolivia stressing the entrepreneurial roles of well-connected domestic scientific elites who are able to mediate between international forces from the scientific community and financial institutions and the top levels of their own governments. This book exemplifies careful methodological attention to the political mechanisms of policy change and provides important lessons towards the foundation of effective sustainable development practices in developing countries. Both policy analysts and conservation practitioners should read it.

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Paul Steinberg's wonderfully detailed assessment of environmental leadership in Bolivia and Costa Rica is not simply an inspiring story of how enlightened conservationists can succeed against frequently daunting odds, but also a highly insightful analysis of how this can be done. By demonstrating the close links between domestic and international environmental leaders, the book demolishes the misleading myth that conservation is the 'foreigner's agenda.'

William Ascher, Dean of Faculty and Donald C. McKenna Professor of Government and Economics, Claremont McKenna College

From the Publisher

This is an unusually interesting approach to a subject that receives too little attention and a notable account of a largely undisclosed history. It will be a very significant contribution to the field.

Michael Redclift, Department of Geography, King's College London

This is a hopeful and inspiring contribution to the understanding of global conservation. With careful and detailed analysis, Steinberg demonstrates that concern for the natural environment can take root in poor countries as easily as in the rich, and for the same economic and psychological reasons.

Edward O. Wilson, Harvard University

Steinberg provides a detailed history of the development of conservation policies in Costa Rica and Bolivia stressing the entrepreneurial roles of well-connected domestic scientific elites who are able to mediate between international forces from the scientific community and financial institutions and the top levels of their own governments. This book exemplifies careful methodological attention to the political mechanisms of policy change and provides important lessons towards the foundation of effective sustainable development practices in developing countries. Both policy analysts and conservation practitioners should read it.

Peter M. Haas, Department of Political Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Paul Steinberg's wonderfully detailed assessment of environmental leadership in Bolivia and Costa Rica is not simply an inspiring story of how enlightened conservationists can succeed against frequently daunting odds, but also a highly insightful analysis of how this can be done. By demonstrating the close links between domestic and international environmental leaders, the book demolishes the misleading myth that conservation is the 'foreigner's agenda.'

William Ascher, Dean of Faculty and Donald C. McKenna Professor of Government and Economics, Claremont McKenna College

Michael Redclift

This is an unusually interesting approach to a subject that receives too little attention and a notable account of a largely undisclosed history. It will be a very significant contribution to the field.

Edward O. Wilson

This is a hopeful and inspiring contribution to the understanding of global conservation. With careful and detailed analysis, Steinberg demonstrates that concern for the natural environment can take root in poor countries as easily as in the rich, and for the same economic and psychological reasons.

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