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Environment, development and change in rural Asia-Pacific, between local and global, edited by John Connell and Eric Waddell

This volume examines the economic, political, social and environmental challenges facing rural communities in the Asia-Pacific region, as global issues intersect with local contexts. Such challenges, from climatic change and volcanic eruption to population growth and violent civil unrest, have stimulated local resilience amongst communities and led to evolving regional institutions and environment management practices, changing social relationships and producing new forms of stratification.Bringing together case studies from across mainland Southeast Asia and the Island Pacific, an e
Table Of Contents
Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of illustrations; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; 1 Between global and local: the contest for development; 2 Volcanic eruption as metaphor of social integration: a political ecological study of Mount Merapi, Central Java; 3 Pacific island rural development: challenges and prospects in Kiribati; 4 Agricultural landscapes of Kadavu: persistence and change on the Fijian periphery; 5 Tree crops and the cultivated landscapes of the southwest Pacific; 6 Land reform and the state in Vietnam's northwestern mountains
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non fiction
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1 online resource (265 p.)
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