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Population, Development, and the Environment

Challenges to Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in the Asia Pacific

Editors: James, Helen (Ed.)

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  • Details some of the most intransigent social, economic and political issues impacting on achieving sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific
  • Provides regional perspectives that enable practitioners and policy experts to explore living models of socio-economic and political problems
  • Presents a set of integrated perspectives on the nexus between population, development and the environment in Asia and the Pacific
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About this book

This book takes the reader into some of the most intransigent social, economic, and political issues that impact achieving sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific. Through meticulous analysis of the integrated relationships between population, development, and the environment, the chapters in this volume investigate the impacts of hydropower development on fragile ecosystems; mining, landslides and environmental degradation; deforestation; water and food security; rural-urban migration, poverty alleviation, civil society and community empowerment; and how disaster recovery requires multi-scalar and multi-disciplinary approaches that take into account governance, culture, and leadership. Legal frameworks may be legislated, but are often rarely implemented.
The book will be valuable to students of sustainability, population and development, and governmental policy advising sectors as well as the NGO and humanitarian sectors. The distinctive characteristic of this book is that it encapsulates an integrated, multi-disciplinary focus which brings to the discussion both robust empirical research and challenging policy applications in the investigation of how the sustainable development goals may be achieved in Asia and the Pacific.

About the authors

Helen James researches Asian disasters, Risk, Resilience and Reconstruction, civil society, governance, health, education, poverty alleviation and sustainable development in Southeast Asia with special attention to the political anthropology of religion, non-violence and state/civil society relations; health and social inclusion/exclusion, international development, gender and health, citizenship, human rights and human security, interfaith dialogue and transnational history.

Table of contents (25 chapters)

Table of contents (25 chapters)
  • Introduction: The Dynamics of Sustainability and Environmental Governance in the Asia Pacific

    Pages 1-9

    James, Helen

  • The Nexus Between Population, Development and the Environment: Critical to Determining Quality of Life on Earth

    Pages 11-20

    Maung Maung Aye,

  • Nature Conservation and Its Bedfellows: The Politics of Preserving Nature

    Pages 21-33

    Cribb, Robert

  • Food, Agriculture and Small Farmers in Asia

    Pages 35-51

    Falvey, Lindsay

  • Trade-Offs Between Hydropower Development and Food Security in River Management

    Pages 53-68

    Pittock, Jamie

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-2101-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-2100-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Population, Development, and the Environment
Book Subtitle
Challenges to Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in the Asia Pacific
Editors
  • Helen James
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-2101-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-2101-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-2100-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXVI, 440
Number of Illustrations
110 b/w illustrations
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