PANNA: Resource Pointer #305 (Environmental Politics)
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*Violent Environments, 2001* Nancy Lee Peluso and Michael Watts, eds. Describes violence as a site-specific phenomenon rooted in local histories and societies, yet connected to larger processes of natural resource distribution and power relations. Examines nuclear weapons test sites, petroleum-extraction practices and resource-related conflicts in Sierra Leone, Indonesia, the American West, Bhopal (India), and Chiapas (Mexico). Suggests new approaches to international conflicts, including deeper ethnographical analyses of the roots of violence. 464 pages. US$29.95. Contact Cornell University Press, 512 East State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850; phone (607) 277-2338; fax (800) 688-2877; email firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/.
*The Making of Green Knowledge: Environmental Politics and Cultural Transformation, 2001* Andrew Jamison. Examines different national strategies, business models, activist movements, and cultural practices that have emerged within the context of environmentalism. Explores the relationship between sustainable development, public participation and cultural transformation. 218 pages. UK$15.95. Cambridge University Press, Edinburgh Building, Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge, CB2 2RU, UK; phone 44 (0) 12 23 32 60 50; fax 44 (0) 12 23 32 61 11; email email@example.com; Web site http://www.cambridge.org/.
*Environmental Leadership in Developing Countries: Transnational Relations and Biodiversity Policy in Costa Rica and Bolivia, 2001* Paul Steinberg. Challenges the myth that developing countries are too preoccupied with short-term economic growth and material survival to devote attention to global environmental concerns. Provides a theoretical framework to explain the domestic responses of developing countries--where most of the world's population, land and species are found--to global environmental concerns. Traces the evolution of public policies to protect biological diversity in Costa Rica and Bolivia over the past four decades. 272 pages. US$24.95. Contact MIT Press, Five Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142; phone (6800) 356-0343; fax (617) 258-6779; email firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site http://mitpress.mit.edu/.
*How Context Matters: Linking Environmental Policy to People and Place, 1999* George Honadle. Outlines alternative, context-sensitive approaches for implementing policies designed to protect natural resources and promote sustainable development practices. Identifies opportunities and challenges to contextualized natural resource management, using examples from countries in both the North and South. 219 pages. US$24.95. Contact Kumarian Press Inc, 1294 Blue Hills Ave, Bloomfield, CT 06002; phone (860) 243-2098; fax (860) 243-2867; email email@example.com; Web page http://www.kpbooks.com/.
*Going Global: Transforming Relief and Development NGOs, 2001* Marc Lindenberg and Coralie Bryant. Examines how Northern-based international relief and development non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are responding to globalization, how infrastructures are organized worldwide, and the challenges of accountability, evaluation and organizational learning. Discusses the growing significance of internal armed conflicts or "complex emergencies," and needs for peacebuilding and advocacy work. 288 pages. US$25.95. Contact Kumarian Press Inc, 1294 Blue Hills Ave, Bloomfield, CT 06002; phone (860) 243-2098; fax (860) 243-2867; email firstname.lastname@example.org; Web page http://www.kpbooks.com/.