The Sustainability of Rural Systems

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März 2002



This book examines the interaction of the dimensions of economy, society, and environment in the context of rural systems. It embraces a wide range of topics, including globalization and reregulation in sustainable food production, conservation and sustainability, the development of sustainable rural communities, and sustainable rural-urban interaction. It is relevant to advanced-level students, teachers, researchers, policymakers and agency workers.


Preface. List of Contributors. 1. Introduction; C. Cocklin, et al. 2. Developing indicators of `sustainability'; W. Smith. 3. Nature, society and sustainability; G.M. Robinson. 4. The `wild', the market and the native: indigenous issues in wildlife utilisation and management; M. Langton. 5. Globalisation, food regimes and rural networks; R. Le Heron. 6. Restructuring, regulation and sustainability; N. Lewis, et al. 7. Enterprises and commodity chains; M. Troughton. 8. Conservation and sustainability; M. Tilzey. 9.Sustainable farming systems; I. Bowler. 10. Planning for sustainable rural land use systems; H. van Lier. 11. Rural population and services; A. Joseph. 12. Sustainable rural communities and rural development; R. Epps. 13. Urban and rural interactions and rural community renewal; C. Bryant. 14. Conclusion; C. Bryant, et al. Index.


From the reviews:
"Various factors - ranging from the salience of 'sustainability' rhetoric in rural policies to the continuing vigour of the IGU Commission Sustainable Rural Systems, from which the present volume originates - suggest that the former may be more likely than the latter. ... Most of the contributors are well-known in their respective fields and write with insight and authority. ... it is a useful contribution to the literature." (A S Mather, The Geographical Journal, Vol. 171 (3), 2005)
EAN: 9781402005138
ISBN: 140200513X
Untertitel: Geographical Interpretations. 'GeoJournal Library'. 2002. Auflage. Book. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Springer
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2002
Seitenanzahl: 300 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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