Environment and Development

Challenges, Policies and Practices

Editors: Ioris, Antonio Augusto Rossotto (Ed.)

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  • A comprehensive overview of emerging challenges facing different social groups, policy-makers and the international community related to economic growth, social development and environmental change, social inclusion and regional development
  • Discusses different aspects of the environment-development controversies, with a focus on the Amazon region, including resource extraction, violence against peasants and indigenous peoples, agricultural frontiers, water management, land-based disputes and anthropogenic climate change
  • Contributing authors explore policy recommendations and discuss effective practical tools for determining the values different people hold for ecosystem services and territorial resources
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This book provides a comprehensive overview of emerging challenges facing different social groups, policy-makers and the international community related to economic growth, social development and environmental change, social inclusion and regional development. The book undertakes a critical assessment of the tensions associated with the failures of mainstream regulatory approaches and impacts of social and economic policies whilst widening the discussion on the interface between the expansion of the socio-environmental demands, equity and justice. These are crucial challenges, of great importance today and of equal relevance to the Global North and South. 
The book explores one of the main contradictions of development, the simplification of assessments and narrow consideration of alternatives. Taking this dilemma as its departure point, it goes on to examine the justification, trends and limitations of Western-based development and possible alternatives to fundamentally modify the basis and the rationale of the development process. It considers theoretical and lived experiences of development, paying attention to  multiple scales, local realities and economic frontiers. Contributing authors explore policy recommendations and discuss effective practical tools for determining the values different people hold for ecosystem services and territorial resources. They cover the monitoring of change in the provision of ecosystem services that might increase the well-being of vulnerable groups as well as strategies to promote innovation and integrated, equitable and sustainable development.

About the authors

Antonio Augusto Rossotto Ioris is Reader at Cardiff University, UK. Much of his current research is related to social and environmental justice, the multiple obstacles faced by marginalised groups and creative reactions at different geographical scales. The work is intended to have both academic and practical relevance and is focused on socionatural processes, on the political economy of development and environmental regulation, and on governance and politics

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Environmental Roots of Development Problems

    Pages 3-34

    Ioris, Antonio Augusto Rossotto

  • Healthy Cities, Diseasogenic Cities and the Global South

    Pages 37-65

    Rice, Louis

  • Regenerating the Socio-Ecological Quality of Urban Streams: The Potential of a Social Learning Approach

    Pages 67-98

    Souza, Daniele Tubino P. (et al.)

  • A Systems Analysis Approach to Addressing Contemporary Water Challenges: Management Improvements in Brazil and Beyond

    Pages 99-131

    Koseoglu, Nazli

  • Doce River Large-Scale Environmental Catastrophe: Decision and Policy-Making Outcomes

    Pages 133-173

    Lima, Ana T. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Environment and Development
Book Subtitle
Challenges, Policies and Practices
Editors
  • Antonio Augusto Rossotto Ioris
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-55416-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-55416-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-55415-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 514
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour
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