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Managing the Globalized Environment

By TiiaRiitta Granfelt
ISBN: 9781853394515
Considers the complexity of local-global interaction in environmental management, and understanding resource management as a socio-cultural concept. It observes the urgent need to combine different perspectives in environmental management, at different levels, in separate traditions and disciplines, and cultural and organizational experiences.
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  • Synopsis
    This volume considers the complexity of local-global interaction in environmental management; the focus is on understanding resource management as a socio-cultural concept. Interlinkages between resource base, supply, management and needs satisfaction are discussed from different perspectives and parts of the world to illustrate the impact of value systems, entitlement patterns, governance, the production of knowledge and norm systems, as well as the role of institutions and technology development in environmental management. The selected case studies show the central role of security in resource utilization. The potential for conflict stems not only from control of resources but also from different ways of thinking about the resource base and its proper use as a prerequisite of perceived social and environmental security; human relationship with the environment is never purely biologically based and rational. Socio-cultural systems encompass different perceptions of the environment, and influence the patterns and choices in its management. Concentration on local patterns of environmental security leads to the appearance of several definitions of security through varied situations in which people give meaning to their relationship to, and management of resources. Conflict is often generated from a collision of two or more different management systems, whether the emphasis is economic, cultural or value-related. The message of this book is to observe the urgent need to combine different perspectives in environmental management, both of different levels and of separate traditions and disciplines, as well as cultural and organizational experiences.
  • Table of Contents
    Preface
    TiARHTTA GRANFELT vii
    List of contributors xi
    Life, livelihood, resources and security—Links, and a call for
    a new order 1
    ANDERS HJORT-AF-ORNAS and JAN LUNDQVIST
    Ogoni—Oil, resource flow and conflict in rural Nigeria 9
    O. OKECHUKWU IBEANU
    Environmental awareness and conflict genesis—People versus
    parks in Mkomazi Game Reserve, Tanzania 26
    PETER J. ROGERS, D. BROCKINGTON, H. KIWASILA and K. HOMEWOOD
    Ethnic groups and the globalization process—Reflections on
    the Amazonian groups of Peru from a human ecological
    perspective 52
    MAJ-LIS FOLLER
    Increasing competition, expanding strategies—Wage work
    and resource utilization among the Paliyans of South India 66
    CHRISTER NORSTROM
    Agroforestry intensification in the Amazon estuary 88
    EDUARDO S. BRONDIZIO
    Rules, norms, organizations and actual practices—Land and water
    management in the Ruaha River basin,
    Tanzania 114
    JANNIK BOESEN, FAUSTIN MAGANGA and RIE ODGAARD
    Sustainable development, industrial metabolism and the
    process landscape—Reflections on regional material-flow studies 133
    STEFAN ANDERBERG
    Environmental awareness, conflict genesis and governance 150
    GORAN HYDEN
    Culture, cultural values, norms and meanings—A framework
    for environmental understanding 164
    UNO SVEDIN
    Bibliography 173
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    Sub Title N/A
    Author TiiaRiitta Granfelt
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 198
    Format Paperback / softback