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Environment and development: challenges, policies and practices

Ioris, Antonio Augusto Rossotto ORCID:, ed. 2021. Environment and development: challenges, policies and practices. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

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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.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Edited Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9783030554156
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2022 09:40

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