Justice and Natural Resources
Concepts, Strategies, and Applications

Just over two decades ago, research findings that environmentally hazardous facilities were more likely to be sited near poor and minority communities gave rise to the environmental justice movement. Yet inequitable distribution of the burdens of...

384 pages
6 x 9
3 illustrations

Post-Cowboy Economics
Pay And Prosperity In The New American West

Thomas Michael Power and Richard Barrett

A great deal of reactionary political fire in the Mountain West has been aimed at environmental protection measures that are perceived to have destroyed or diminished the livelihoods of long-time residents. Conventional wisdom sees the...

225 pages
6 x 9

Perverse Subsidies
How Misused Tax Dollars Harm The Environment And The Economy

Much of the global economy depends upon large-scale government intervention in the form of subsidies, both direct and indirect, to support specific industries or economic sectors. Distressingly, many of these subsidies can be characterized as...

240 pages
6 x 9

A Survey of Sustainable Development
Social And Economic Dimensions

Edited by Jonathan Harris, Timothy Wise, Kevin Gallagher, and Neva R. Goodwin; Foreword by Amartya Sen

Perpetual economic growth is physically impossible on a planet with finite resources. Many concerned with humanity's future have focused on the concept of "sustainable development" as an alternative, as they seek means of...

448 pages
6 x 9

A Guide to Careers in Community Development

Paul Brophy and Alice Shabecoff

Community development -- the economic, physical, and social revitalization of a community, led by the people who live in that community -- offers a wide range of exciting and rewarding employment options. But until now, there has been no "road...

328 pages
7.5 x 7.5

Nature and the Marketplace
Capturing The Value Of Ecosystem Services

In recent years, scientists have begun to focus on the idea that healthy, functioning ecosystems provide essential services to human populations, ranging from water purification to food and medicine to climate regulation. Lacking a healthy...

224 pages
6 x 9

Communities and forest management in South Asia

Edited by Mark Poffenberger

Second in the series, this Regional Profile focuses on five South Asian countries including Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. This Profile seeks to explain why and how some of the earth’s poorest people have been able to...

6 x 9

The World's Water 2000-2001
The Biennial Report On Freshwater Resources

The quality and availability of fresh water are of critical importance to human and ecosystem health. Given its central role in the functioning of all living systems, water is arguably the most important of all natural resources.


300 pages
8.5 x 11

Property and Values
Alternatives To Public And Private Ownership

Edited by Charles Geisler and Gail Daneker

Property and Values offers a fresh look at property rights issues, bringing together scholars, attorneys, government officials, community development practitioners, and environmental advocates to consider new and more socially equitable...

336 pages
6 x 9

Competitive Environmental Strategy
A Guide To The Changing Business Landscape

Environmental concerns can greatly affect business success, regardless of whether a business person or corporation shares those concerns. Today's corporate managers must understand the power of environmental issues, and shift their mindset from...

256 pages
8.5 x 11


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