Handbook on International Development and the Environment

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Handbook on International Development and the Environment

9781800883772 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Benedicte Bull , Professor of Political Science and Mariel Aguilar-Støen, Professor of Human Geography, Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), University of Oslo, Norway
Publication Date: June 2023 ISBN: 978 1 80088 377 2 Extent: c 400 pp
Fifty years after the Stockholm Conference first placed the environment on the international development agenda, this Handbook continues the debate. Not only does it discuss the profound environmental and theoretical critique against ‘development’ as modernization and economic growth, but also how perspectives on nature have changed from an infinite resource to a fragile subject.

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Fifty years after the Stockholm Conference first placed the environment on the international development agenda, this Handbook continues the debate. The Handbook discusses both the profound environmental and theoretical critique against development as modernization and economic growth, and how perspectives on nature have changed from an infinite resource to a fragile subject.

Weighing up the successes and failures linked to environmental concerns in development and environment policy and practice, it recognizes the roots of international development as a Western project linked to the expansion of an environmentally destructive capitalism. Through active dialogue across geographical areas, disciplines and epistemologies, chapters critically assess current perspectives on the topic, including decolonialism, degrowth and post-development. Grounded in recent research on topics such as agriculture, fisheries, infrastructure, forest protection, supply chain management, climate negotiations and the renewable transition, the Handbook integrates a range of different viewpoints on international development and the environment to provide a fresh take on this contentious relationship.

With an international scope, this expansive Handbook will be integral reading for students and scholars of development and the environment. It will also be a beneficial read for practitioners working in international organizations and development agencies.
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Contributors include: Mariel Aguilar-Støen, Mads Barbesgaard, Bjørn Leif Brauteseth, Benedicte Bull, Kristen Campbell, Federico Demaria, Ragnhild Freng Dale, Erik Gómez-Baggethun, Lena Gross, Eduardo Gudynas, Julia Gurol, Arve Hansen, Niki Hedemann, Alf Hornborg, Jostein Jakobsen, John Katsos, John A. McNeish, Jason Miklian, Andrés Rivarola Puntigliano, Fabricio Rodriguez, Antulio Rosales, Almut Schilling-Vacaflor, Gianfranco Selgas, Tora Skodvin, Ulrikke Bryn Wethal, Tanja Winther
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