Environmental Issues in Latin America and the Caribbean

Editors: Aldemaro, Romero, West, Sarah E. (Eds.)

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This book is a non-technical interdisciplinary collection of 12 essays, each of which uses natural or social science methods. The essays analyze a representative set of environmental issues in Latin America and the Caribbean. They consider problems at international, regional, national, and local levels and examine current and historical environmental policy. The essays are organized according to theme and approach into five parts:

-conservation challenges;

-national policies, local communities, and rural development;

-market mechanisms for protecting public goods;

-public participation and environmental justice;

-the effects of development policies on the environment.

Contributors are researchers from Canada, Europe, Latin America, and the United States.

Audience

This book serves as a reader for undergraduates or master’s students in interdisciplinary courses, a rich source of case studies for courses within one discipline, and an example of cutting-edge analyses for the educated reader interested in environmental issues in general or specific to the region.

About the authors

(a) Aldemaro Romero obtained an undergraduate degree from the University of Barcelona, Spain, and a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Miami (1984). Currently he is Professor and Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences at Arkansas State University. He has published more than 430 pieces of work including peer-reviewed articles, articles in non-peer-reviewed publications, books, book reviews, and abstracts. He has obtained numerous research grants, as well as teaching, research, and service awards from a variety of public and private agencies in the U.S. and abroad. His main interests include, but are not limited to, biology of cave organisms (particularly fish), environmental history of marine mammals in the Caribbean, and general evolutionary issues and he has used field, laboratory, and theoretical methodologies. He is particularly interested in interesting questions in science that require an interdisciplinary approach. Homepage: http://www.clt.astate.edu/aromero/

(b) Sarah E. West received her bachelors degree from Macalester College and an MA in Latin American Studies, an MS in economics, and a PHD in economics from the University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on market-based incentives for the control of vehicle pollution. Her work has been published in the Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, and the Journal of Transport Economics and Policy. She teaches courses in environmental, urban, and public economics in the Department of Economics at Macalester College and is a member of the National Bureau of Economic Research Working Group in Environmental Economics. Homepage: http://www.macalester.edu/~wests

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • In the Land of the Mermaid: How Culture, not Ecology, Influenced Marine Mammal Exploitation in the Southeastern Caribbean

    Pages 3-30

    Romero, Aldemaro (et al.)

  • Conserving the Pines of Guadalupe and Cedros Islands, Mexico: An International Collaboration

    Pages 31-54

    Rogers, Deborah L. (et al.)

  • Biodiversity Conservation in Bolivia: History, Trends and Challenges

    Pages 55-71

    Ibisch, Pierre L.

  • Peasant, Environment and Maize “Modernization”

    Pages 75-94

    Kreitlow, Bert

  • Planting Trees, Building Democracy: Sustainable Community Forestry in Mexico

    Pages 95-118

    Mitchell, Ross E.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Environmental Issues in Latin America and the Caribbean
Editors
  • Romero Aldemaro
  • Sarah E. West
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-3774-0
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-3774-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-3773-3
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6960-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 300
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