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Political Economies of Landscape Change

Places of Integrative Power

Editors: Wescoat, James L. Jr, Johnston, Douglas M. (Eds.)

  • Examines political economy and landscape change in ways that build upon but go beyond research on the political economy of environmental change
  • Connects social research on landscape change with creative processes of landscape design
  • Builds on Kenneth Boulding’s theory in Three Faces of Power to demonstrate the landscape dimensions of "integrative power"
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About this book

"Places of Power" contributes to the Landscape Architecture Foundation’s Landscape Futures Initiative, which explores driving forces of landscape change that societies and designers will face in the 21st century.

Politics and economics exert profoundly important, and dynamic, influences on land use, landcover, and landscape experience. Likewise, landscapes shape political economies from the site to global scales.

This book examines the complex relationships between political economy and landscape change. It encompasses perspectives ranging from radical landscape interpretation to sustainable livelihoods, real estate economics, institutions, international landscape policies, and global finance. It asks what difference "design", can make within the broader structural contexts of landscape change.

The perspectives in this book share a common concern for what economist and futurist Kenneth Boulding termed "integrative power" – the power of human solidarity, respect, and love – to direct political and economic change toward paths of sustainable landscape design. They speak to landscape architects, planners, urbanists, geographers, and social scientists about some of the most pressing issues of our times.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction: Three Faces of Power in Landscape Change

    Wescoat, James L.

    Pages 1-25

  • New Axioms for Reading the Landscape: Paying Attention to Political Economy and Social Justice

    Mitchell, Don

    Pages 29-50

  • Landscapes of Possibility? Livelihood and Intervention in the Production of Andean Landscapes

    Bebbington, Anthony J.

    Pages 51-76

  • Moving to the Mountains: Amenity Migration in the Sierra and Southern Appalachian Mountains

    Case, Diedra (et al.)

    Pages 77-88

  • Constructing the Politics of Landscape Change

    Clarke, Susan E.

    Pages 91-109

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-5849-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-5848-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-7456-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Political Economies of Landscape Change
Book Subtitle
Places of Integrative Power
Editors
  • James L. Jr Wescoat
  • Douglas M. Johnston
Series Title
GeoJournal Library
Series Volume
89
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5849-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-5849-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5848-6
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7456-0
Series ISSN
0924-5499
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 222
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