Introduction: Rethinking environment and development in Africa and Asia

Kirkby, John, O'Keefe, Phil and Howorth, Chris (2001) Introduction: Rethinking environment and development in Africa and Asia. Land Degradation and Development, 12 (3). pp. 195-203. ISSN 1085-3278

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ldr.431

Abstract

This paper introduces a series of African and Asian case studies on environment and development. It explores the tension between optimistic and pessimistic interpretations of environmental maintenance and transformation. It critically examines political ecology and eco-populism before analysing underlying models of governance, social justice and human rights. Key concepts in understanding the relationship between environment and development are discussed, including security, sustainable livelihoods, coping and entitlements. The paper ends with a discussion of marginality and vulnerability with particular attention to urban and informal sector environments.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Africa; Asia; Development; Environment; Political ecology
Subjects: F800 Physical and Terrestrial Geographical and Environmental Sciences
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2015 15:47
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:35
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/19310

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