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Environmental Governance in Latin America
  • Bandtyp: Häftad
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Utgiven: 201601
  • Antal sidor: 338
  • Upplaga: 1st ed. 2016, 
    Vikt i gram: 4425
  • ISBN10:1137574089
  • ISBN13:9781137574084

Environmental Governance in Latin America

(Häftad)

Beskrivning:

This book is open access under a CC-BY license.

The multiple purposes of nature - livelihood for communities, revenues for states, commodities for companies, and biodiversity for conservationists - have turned environmental governance in Latin America into a highly contested arena. In such a resource-rich region, unequal power relations, conflicting priorities, and trade-offs among multiple goals have led to a myriad of contrasting initiatives that are reshaping social relations and rural territories. This edited collection addresses these tensions by unpacking environmental governance as a complex process of formulating and contesting values, procedures and practices shaping the access, control and use of natural resources. Contributors from various fields address the challenges, limitations, and possibilities for a more sustainable, equal, and fair development. In this book, environmental governance is seen as an overarching concept defining the dynamic and multi-layered repertoire of society-nature interactions, where images of nature and discourses on the use of natural resources are mediated by contextual processes at multiple scales.

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