Land Degradation and Society

Land Degradation and Society


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138923027
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/30/2015
Series: Routledge Revivals Series
Pages: 222
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures; List of tables; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Defining and debating the problem 2. Approaches to the study of land degradation 3. Measuring land degradation 4. Decision-making in land management 5. Economic costs and benefits of degradation and its repair 6. Colonialism, development and degradation 7. Questions from history in the Mediterranean and western Europe 8. Degradation under pre-capitalist social systems 9. Management, enterprise and politics in the development of the tropical rain forest lands 10. The degradation of common property resources 11. Land degradation in socialist countries 12. The farmer, the state and the land in developed market economics 13. Retrospect and prospect; References; Index

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