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Lie of the Land

Challenging Received Wisdom on the African Environment


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This book addresses the issue of how environmental orthodoxies become established, and what the alternative and appropriate approaches for policy-making are. It shows that many of the established orthodoxies are ill-conceived or represent the interests of certain powerful groups. The editors draw together material from 11 key case studies across the continent which use first hand research in different ecological zones. Melissa Leach & Robin Mearns are Fellows at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex Published in association with the International African Institute
Release date NZ
January 1st, 1996
Edited by Melissa Leach Edited by Robin Mearns
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
James Currey
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