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Tropical Forests International Jungle: The Underside of Global Ecopolitics (Ceri Series in International Relations and Political Economy)

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This book explores the complexities of what are tropical forests, what role they play not only in environmentalism but in trade, health care, and almost every facet of natural and social life for those living there and beyond. Although for most in the developed world tropical forests have gained a status of part of our world heritage, these forests are not really part of the global commons or a global public good. Developing nations maintain control over the forests within their borders and often use the forests as they see fit. The international system for mediating the issue is a fractured group of non-governmental organizations and transnational networks, often with competing views of how to manage tropical forests. Despite this seemingly grim picture, Marie-Claude Smouts is optimistic. A changing world view toward forest depletion is influencing countries both north and south. Although forests will be used commercially, it is a dynamic process that should maintain them far into the future.

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Taking seriously the political, sociological, and philosophical arguments against international interventions addressing the deforestation of the world's tropical rainforest, Smouts (Institut d'Etudes Politiques, France) examines the theoretical evolution of the ideas countering such views. His approach is along the lines of the theory worked out by John Burton and the School of World Society, discussing the actors that have shaped the idea of the forest as a global common good, the mechanisms of political bargaining, and the patterns of influence leading to the placement of tropical forests on the international agenda. He then examines the evolution and impact of regulations and informal rules. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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This book explores the complexities of what are tropical forests, what role they play not only in environmentalism but in trade, health care, and almost every facet of natural and social life for those living there and beyond. A changing world view toward forest depletion is influencing countries both north and south. Although forests will be used commercially, it is a dynamic process that should maintain them far into the future.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [222]-247) and indexes.

About the Author

Marie-Claude Smouts is Research Director at CERI and Professor, Institut dEtudes Politiques in Paris.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781403962034
Translator:
Schoch, Cynthia
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Translator:
Schoch, Cynthia
Author:
Smouts, Marie-Claude
Location:
New York
Subject:
Management
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Rain forests
Subject:
Forest policy
Subject:
Forest management
Subject:
Forest conservation
Subject:
Rain forest conservation
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Trees & Forests - Rainforests
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Forest management -- Tropics.
Subject:
Rain forests -- Management.
Subject:
Ecosystems & Habitats - Forests & Rainforests
Subject:
Environmental Conservation
Subject:
Protection
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Environment
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
CERI Series in International Relations and Political Economy
Series Volume:
v. 5
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
8.36x6.44x.79 in. .94 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment
Science and Mathematics » Forestry » General

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"Synopsis" by , This book explores the complexities of what are tropical forests, what role they play not only in environmentalism but in trade, health care, and almost every facet of natural and social life for those living there and beyond. A changing world view toward forest depletion is influencing countries both north and south. Although forests will be used commercially, it is a dynamic process that should maintain them far into the future.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. [222]-247) and indexes.
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