Managing Fragile Regions

Method and Application

Editors: Guo, Rongxing, Freeman, Carla (Eds.)

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This book gathers the work of leading scholars from several disciplines on fragile regions, especially those regions seeking to preserve, strengthen or create processes to restore or reestablish security and effective social and economic management. It tackles the multifarious issues that shape and affect fragile regions, drawing upon a wide range of intellectual and methodological approaches, including such fields as area studies, natural resource science, biology, environmental and resource economics and management, and political economy. The volume brings together the perspectives of a diverse group of contributors from Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, and the United States. Managing Fragile Regions: Method and Application addresses a variety of factors – natural, political, administrative, legislative, economic, social, and cultural – and examines how they exert influences on the operational mechanisms of fragile regions, especially in the contexts of peace and security, economic development, and environmental management. The volume’s nine chapters cover a wide range of examples of fragile regions and their challenges. It will be of interest and utility to practitioners and policy-makers engaged in disaster management and post-disaster reconstruction. Students, researchers, and other professionals involved in resource management, regional science, and environmental science will also find it valuable reading.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Managing Fragile Regions: A Multidisciplinary Overview

    Guo, Rongxing

    Pages 1-22

  • Fragile Edges Between Security and Insecurity: China’s Border Regions

    Freeman, Carla

    Pages 23-46

  • The DMZ and the Destiny of a Divided Korea

    Hwang, Eui -Gak

    Pages 47-59

  • Territorial Fragility and the Future of Tibet: Sub-sovereignty, Problems and Theoretical Solutions

    Shen, Simon

    Pages 61-79

  • Boundaries, Territorial Disputes, and Water Insecurity: Evidence from the Lower Mekong Basin

    Guo, Rongxing (et al.)

    Pages 81-103

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Managing Fragile Regions
Book Subtitle
Method and Application
Editors
  • Rongxing Guo
  • Carla Freeman
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-6436-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-6436-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-6435-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8725-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 174
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