ROUTLEDGE REVIVALS Land Degradation and Society Edited by Piers Blaikie and Harold Brookfield ROUTLEDGE REVIVALS Land Degradation and Society Why does land management so often. Front Cover.
Author: Piers Blaikie
Why does land management so often fail to prevent soil erosion, deforestation, salination and flooding? How serious are these problems, and for whom? This book, first published in 1987, sets out to answer these questions, which are still some of the most crucial issues in development today, using an approach called ‘regional political ecology’. This approach acknowledges that the reason why land management can fail are extremely varied, and must include a thorough understanding of the changing natural resource base itself, the human response to this, and broader changes in society, of which land managers are a part. Land Degradation and Society is essential reading for all students of geography, agriculture, social sciences, development studies and related subjects.
This book, first published in 1987, sets out to answer these questions, which are still some of the most crucial issues in development today, using an approach called 'regional political ecology'.
Author: Piers Blaikie
Category: Agricultural conservation
Why does land management so often fail to prevent soil erosion, deforestation, salination and flooding? How serious are these problems, and for whom? This book, first published in 1987, sets out to answer these questions, which are still some of the most crucial issues in development today, using an approach called 'regional political ecology'. Land Degradation and Society is essential reading for all students of geography, agriculture, social sciences, development studies and related subjects.
McGowan, G.P., & Associates Pty Ltd ( 1977f) Magarini Land Settlement Project, Technical Annex 9, Soil conservation and ... P. and Brookfield, H., with contributions by others, Land Degradation and Society, London: Methuen, 232—8.
Author: Doug Porter
Category: Business & Economics
The Magarini Settlement Project in Kenya is typical of many large Third World rural development projects of recent years, not least in its failure to fulfil even minimum goals. First published in 1991, Development in Practice explores the reasons for this projects failure, and looks at the lessons to be learned from this experience for development in general. Challenging many assumptions and approaches, its provocative conclusions will generate much interest amongst development practitioners.
Blaikie, P. 1985. The political economy of soil erosion in developing countries. London: Longman. Blaikie, P. & H. Brookfield 1987. Retrospect and prospect. In Land degradation and society, P. Blaikie & H. Brookfield (eds), 239-50.
Author: Jonathan Rigg
Category: Social Science
Southeast Asia: A Region in Transition, first published in 1991, is a contemporary human geography of the ‘market’ economies of the region usually defined by membership of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Organized thematically, the chapters deal with the environment and development, plural societies, agrarian change and urbanization. This thematic approach provides a comprehensive picture of the ASEAN countries and gives a depth of coverage often lacking in other regional geographies. With a detailed introduction dealing with the physical environment and history of the region, this work will be of great value to students studying the human geography of Southeast Asia, as well as those with a more general interest in the issues and developments affecting the ASEAN region.
application of technology have been the main causes of environmental degradation in India in recent decades. Environment suffers, not from ... Since environmental conditions mirror the kind of society we have, the real goal must ...
Author: Chris C. Park
Category: Political Science
The importance of the effective management of the natural environment has become vital over the past few decades. In different countries, varying policies are implemented by governments to manage the environment, both to foster growth and reduce pollution and destruction. Employing a broad country-based approach, this edited collection, first published in 1986, surveys the growth, nature and effectiveness of the environmental management policies implemented by governments around the world. The overarching argument is that a coherent international approach is needed to deal with the problems surrounding environmental sustainability. This title will be of great value to students of the natural environment, sustainability and resource management.
Author: Robert P. BeckinsalePublish On: 2003-10-04
Gilluly, J. (1949) 'Distribution of mountain building in geologic time', Bulletin of the Geological Society ofAmerica 60:561–90. Gilman, D.C., (1899) The Life ... 3, 1834, Degradation of the land). Hull, E. (1910) Reminiscences ofa ...
Author: Robert P. Beckinsale
This volume provides a global treatment of historical and regional geomorphic work as it developed from the end of the nineteenth century to the hiatus of the Second World War. The book deals with the burgeoning of the eustatic theory, the concepts of isostasy and epeirogeny, and the first complete statements of the cycle of erosion and of polycyclic denudation chronology.
There is nothing inevitable about environmental degradation. But, as far as we know, the present age is the ... Even if we failed to find an actual society in which parents are not honoured by their children, we can at least engage in ...
Author: Andrew Brennan
Ecology – unlike astronomy, physics, or chemistry – is a science with an associated political and ethical movement: the Green Movement. As a result, the ecological position is often accompanied by appeals to holism, and by a mystical quasi-religious conception of the ecosystem. In this title, first published in 1988, Andrew Brennan argues that we can reduce much of the mysticism surrounding ecological discussions by placing them within a larger context, and illustrating that our individual interests are bound with larger, community interests. Using an interdisciplinary approach, which bridges the gap between the sciences, philosophy, and ethics, this is an accessible title, which will be of particular value to students with an interest in the philosophy of environmental science and ethics.
Wemust not forget the barbarian egotismwhich, concentrating on some miserablepatch of land,hadquietly witnessed theruinof ... exhibiting its degradation inthe factthatman, the sovereign of nature,felldown on his kneesin adoration of ...
Author: G. R. Madan
Category: Social Science
Of the five major sociologists whose views on Indian society are assessed in this work, originally published in 1979, Marx and Weber made a special study of the subject and had something definite to say about the future of Indian society. Herbert Spencer was primarily concerned with the effects of colonial rule on India’s progress, while Durkheim and Pareto tended to observe Indian society from a comparative point of view. However, as this study shows, all five sociologists touched on two special aspects of Indian society – Indian religion and the caste system. The other features of Indian society which they discussed in their various writings range widely from marriage and family structure, through village communities and the social structure of cities, to political organization, the educational system, economic conditions, and the future progress of Indian society. Dr Madan demonstrates the correctness of Marx’s contention that the political subordination of India was the one great hindrance to the future progress of Indian Society. He points out, though, that Marx failed to see clearly the effects of the caste system on economic development, and shows that this aspect was more correctly assessed by Max Weber. On the other hand, in Dr Madan’s view, Weber’s observation that Indian religion was ‘other-worldly’ and therefore a great obstacle to progress in Indian society lacked incisiveness. By focusing on a neglected aspect of the writings of five of the great figures in sociology, the book gives a new insight into their work, and at the same time highlights many hitherto unrecognized facets of India’s complex social structure.
Author: William M. Adams AdamsPublish On: 2014-05-01
Africa 30 Years On, Royal African Society,James Currey, London and Heinemann, Portsmouth; and Lewis, L.A. and Berry, L. (1988) African ... Warren, A. and Agnew, C. (1988) An Assessment of Dryland Desertification and Land Degradation in ...
Author: William M. Adams Adams
First published in 1992, this title offers an experienced and constructive evaluation of the ways in which water resources have been developed in Africa. Adams argues that the best hope of productive development lies in working and engaging with local people and using local knowledge of the environment effectively. Modern, large-scale developments that have largely been ineffective are examined, and emphasis is placed on the importance of using the skills and concerns of those affected, such as small farmers, to develop ingenious water projects – an approach that can be applied worldwide. This is an interesting and relevant title, which will be of particular value to those with an interest in the developments in water resource conservation over the past two decades.
Author: William Alexander RobsonPublish On: 2014-02-04
It is this living system that is threatened by environmental degradation' (19). ... It has been argued recently that 'if current trends are allowed to persist, the breakdown of society and the irreversible disruption of the life-support ...
Author: William Alexander Robson
Category: Social Science
One of the most significant movements in the world of learning in the twentieth century was the rise and development of the social sciences. However, few attempts have been made to see how far social scientists have travelled on the road to studying and understanding human society. First published in 1972, the lectures reprinted in this book aim to trace the development of the social sciences during the twentieth century and to show the role of the London School of Economics and Political Science in this development since it was founded in 1895. Each of the very distinguished lecturers was asked to take the larger view, to be critical where necessary, to treat his subject in the context of the world of learning. The result is a survey of exceptional interest in which the growth of the social sciences is analysed from a number of contrasting viewpoints, each of which ranges widely and often with provocative brilliance over themes that are of general concern. The introduction by Professor W.A. Robson, which was not part of the original lecture series, is in itself a critical assessment of the field that will be read with close attention.