By focusing on environmental management this book is very different from existing environment and development texts, whose emphasis is on listing problems, making warnings and voicing advocacy. This textbook moves on from these viewpoints to look at practical management and problem-solving techniques. Environmental management, by definition, also encompasses global problems and future challenges for our increasingly globalised society. "Environmental Management and Development" clarifies the definition, nature and role of environmental management in development and developing countries. It begins with an introduction to the key terms, issues and tools of environmental management, which are linked and developed in the following chapters on specific environmental issues, making extensive use of global-local case-studies. The book concludes by discussing who pays for EM and the future for EM in developing countries.
Chris Barrow is Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences and International Development, University of Wales, Swansea.