Frontiers in Resource and Rural Economics

Author: Wu JunJie
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113652584X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Most land in the United States is in rural areas, as are the sources of most of its fresh water and almost all its other natural resources. One of the first books to approach resource economics and rural studies as fundamentally interconnected areas of study, Frontiers in Resource and Rural Economics integrates the work of 18 leading scholars in resource economics, rural economics, rural sociology and political science in order to focus on two complex interdependencies-one pertaining to natural resources and human welfare, the other to urban and rural communities and their economies. The book reviews the past 50 years of scholarship in both natural resource and rural economics. It contrasts their different intellectual and practical approaches and considers how they might be refocused in light of pressing demands on human and natural systems. It then proposes a 'new rural economics' that acknowledges the full range of human-ecosystem and urban-rural interdependencies. It explores the relationship between natural resources and economic growth, and considers the prospects for amenity-driven growth that would benefit both new and traditional inhabitants of rural areas. Later chapters explore the politics of place, spatial economics, strategies for reducing rural poverty, and prospects for linking rural and environmental governance. Throughout, the book emphasizes innovative research methods that integrate natural resource, environmental, and rural economics.

The Cooperation Challenge of Economics and the Protection of Water Supplies

Author: Joan Hoffman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113516696X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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How can we build the institutions that will promote the cooperation needed to meet our intertwined environmental and economic needs? Efforts to meet these twin goals in New York City’s watershed collaborations offer some guidance. The experience provides lessons in addressing scattered sources of pollution, encouraging environmentally compatible economic development, and coping with conflicts that are part of the collaboration process. It also yields insights into what we need to work effectively towards sustainable economic development. This book identifies many barriers to achieving the cooperation necessary to solving our water problems and discusses how watershed collaborations are a means to overcoming those barriers. Historical experience and lessons from other watershed collaborations informed the design of New York City’s complex watershed collaboration which is shown to contain the elements of a "green milieu" that can foster sustainable economic development. The particular challenges to the collaboration’s environmental and economic goals created by the watershed’s rural economy, farming and forestry are described. The unusual inclusion of the analysis of the economic aspects and effects of collaboration, of the relationship between collaboration and sustainable development, and of the processes of implementation and conflict make this book especially valuable to those interested in collaboration, regulation, environmental cooperation and conflict, watershed protection, economic development in general, and sustainable economic development in particular.

Benefit Cost Analyses for Security Policies

Author: Carol Mansfield
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 178471108X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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øBenefit_Cost Analyses for Security Policies describes how to undertake the evaluation of security policies within the framework of benefit_cost analysis and offers a unique contribution to analysis of homeland security regulations in the United States

Frontiers in Ecological Economics

Author: Robert Costanza
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Docs
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'This book is a must for anyone with an interest in ecological economics. the essays reflect his remarkable capacity to synthesise and enhance concepts and ideas of how to achieve a sustainable world which have their roots in more than one scientific discipline.' - Roy Brouwer, the Economic Journal Frontiers in Ecological Economics presents some of Robert Costanza's most important work on understanding ecological and economic systems. A signal contribution of Costanza's work is that he transcends disciplinary boundaries by collaborating closely with other specialists and thereby constructs an integrated analysis of the interaction between humans and the rest of the natural world. the book improves access to Robert Costanza's work which has made a fundamental contribution to the field of ecological economics.