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Perspectives on Geographical Marginality

Globalization and Marginalization in Mountain Regions

Assets and Challenges in Marginal Regions

Editors: Chand, Raghubir, Leimgruber, Walter (Eds.)

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  • Examines the important economic and ecological services that mountains provide to the world
  • Considers the effects of climate change on nature and on local/regional societies
  • Includes a particular focus on the Himalayas and marginal regions
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This book looks at the global importance of mountain systems, emphasizing their ecological and socio-economic role in light of climate change and globalization. With a special focus on the Himalayas, it also examines the Czech–German–Austrian mountain borderland, the Alps, the Andes, the highland regions of Malaysia, and the Arctic. The contributors, specialists in their fields, all use an integrative approach that develops and argues the concept of mountain regions as a global common good. Readers also discover that mountain systems and mountain communities are often marginalized and left behind by the process of globalization. Case studies throughout detail the effects of climate change and global warming on both nature and local/regional societies, such as declining water supplies, a shifting vegetation line, and other important issues   facing not only mountains but also the vast regions depending on them. In addition, the comprehensive coverage offers authenticated viewpoints  from some of the most eminent explorers of Tibet in the nineteenth century. More than 50 percent of the global human population draws benefits directly or indirectly from mountain resources and services. This book provides practitioners, researchers, students, and other interested readers with a compelling look at the global importance of this imposing, yet sensitive ecosystem.

About the authors

Walter Leimgruber: His research interest includes boundaries and transborder relations, regional development and inequality issues. He obtained his PhD and university aggregation in the University of Basle (Switzerland) and taught at the University of Fribourg/CH from 1982 till his retirement in 2009. He has authored and edited/co-edited 7 books.

Raghubir Chand: His research interest is the mountain geography in the fields of Himalayan environment and land use planning, socio-economic and demographic transformation of Himalayan societies besides his involvement in migration studies, agricultural productivity, cultural geography, environmental and livelihood support systems of tribal communities of Bhutan and other parts of western Himalaya. He has published two books including Brokpas: The Hidden Highlanders of Bhutan (2004). He has published 70 papers in various national and international journals. He is in the editorial board and one of the founder members of PAHAR - a research journal of people’s Association for Himalayan Area Research based at Nainital.

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“Globalization and Marginalization in Mountains Regions a significant contribution to the literature on marginality studies in mountains. The contributors, all experts in their fields, use an integrative approach that advances the concept of mountain regions as a global common good. … This is all the more reason for practitioners, researchers, students, and other interested readers to take seriously the global importance of these imposing, yet sensitive ecosystems–mountains–and the challenges faced by those who call them home.” (Zac Robinson, Mountain Research and Development, Vol. 37 (1), February, 2017)


Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Globalization and Marginalization in Mountain Regions
Book Subtitle
Assets and Challenges in Marginal Regions
Editors
  • Raghubir Chand
  • Walter Leimgruber
Series Title
Perspectives on Geographical Marginality
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-32649-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-32649-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-32648-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81338-7
Series ISSN
2367-0002
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 240
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations, 36 illustrations in colour
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