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Title Environmental change in South-East Asia : people, politics and sustainable development / edited by Michael J.G. Parnwell and Raymond L. Bryant
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 1996


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 W'PONDS  333.70959 Par/Eci  AVAILABLE
Description xv, 383 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Series Global environmental change series
Global environmental change series.
Contents 1. Introduction: Politics, Sustainable Development and Environmental Change in South-East Asia / Raymond L. Bryant and Michael J.G. Parnwell -- 2. Freedom to Plant: Indonesia and Thailand in a Globalizing Pulp and Paper Industry / Larry Lohmann -- 3. Environmental NGOS and Different Political Contexts in South-East Asia: Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam / Bernard Eccleston and David Potter -- 4. Japan and South-East Asia's Environment / Owen Cameron -- 5. The Search for Sustainable Livelihoods in Indonesian Transmigration Settlements / Colin Sage -- 6. The Race for Power in Laos: The Nordic Connections / Ann Danaiya Usher -- 7. Plenty in the Context of Scarcity: Forest Management in Laos / Jonathan Rigg and Randi Jerndal
Summary "Environmental problems facing humanity are severe and the need for solutions is urgent. 'Sustainable development' has been embraced by many as the solution to the world's environmental problems. Can the rhetoric be turned into reality?" "South-East Asia, with its explosive mix of rapid economic growth and pervasive environmental degradation, epitomizes the dilemmas facing policy-makers as they seek to promote sustainable development."
"Environmental Change in South-East Asia brings together scholars, journalist, consultants and NGO activists to explore the interaction of people, politics and ecology. The centrality of politics to environmental change and the human response to that change is examined. Ostensibly 'green' activities - plantation forestry, ecotourism, hydro-electricity - are revealed as guises used by elites to promote their own political and economic interests." "Highlighting fatal flaws in presently exclusive economic and ecological approaches, the authors stress that neither the quest for sustainable development nor the process of environmental change itself can be understood without reference to political processes."--Jacket
Analysis Asia, Southeast
Economic development
Forest products
Natural resource management
Overseas item
Political change
Sustainable development
Notes "Based on the 1994 annual conference of the Association of South-East Asian Studies in the United Kingdom (ASEASUK), held at Royal Holloway, University of London"--Acknowledgements
"Global environmental change programme."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 344-372) and index
Subject Conservation of natural resources -- Economic aspects -- Southeast Asia.
Conservation of natural resources -- Southeast Asia.
Environmental policy -- Southeast Asia.
Environmental policy -- Southeast Asia.
Sustainable development -- Southeast Asia.
Asia, Southeastern -- Environmental conditions.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Author Bryant, Raymond L., 1961-
Parnwell, Mike.
Association of South-East Asian Studies in the United Kingdom.
LC no. 95026276
ISBN 0203983009