Wednesday, April 17, 2013

New Book: Learning From China? Development and Environment in Third World Countries Edited by Bernhard Glaeser (12 Apr 2013)

Learning From China?

Development and Environment in Third World Countries

Edited by Bernhard Glaeser

Published 12th April 2013 by Routledge – 308 pages

First published in 1987, this volume was written to shed some light upon the nature and environmental consequences and wider relevance of development strategies in the Peoples’ Republic of China. It covers industrialisation, food production, energy use and landscape and settlement planning.
The Chinese "autocentred" strategy is assessed from both the developmental and the environmental viewpoints. Decision-making processes and the opportunities to implement environmental policy in other parts of the developing world are analysed and the volume concludes with the view that benefits to other countries are likely to arise out of increased co-operation and exchange with China, although the Chinese model is by no means a panacea.
All students and researchers interested in either environmental or developmental issues will find this book to be a substantial and enlightening contribution to literature.

Part I: Chinese Philosophies and Strategies for Development
1. On the Reactions of Chinese Culture Against the Western Challenge: The Other Side of Modernization
2. The Chinese Path to Development
3. An Essay on Reproduction: The Example of Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region
4. Shortage of Land Resources as a Factor in Development: The Example of the People’s Republic of China 
Part II: Environmental Policy and Planning 5. The Origins of Environmental Management in China
6. Economic Reform and its Impact on the Environment in China
7. Agriculture and Environmental Protection in China
8. Rural Ecodevelopment Policy in China and the Origins of Economic Adjustment
9. Agriculture as a component of China’s Modernisation Strategy
10. Energy and Environment in China
11. The Operational contexts between Developmental, Environmental and Settlement Policies 
Part III: The Possibilities and Constraints of Policy Implementation: Learning From China
12. The Implementation of National Environmental Policies in Developing Countries
13. The Natural Resources Programme of the United Nations University
14. Large-Scale Biogas Technology in China
15. Biogas in Iran: Learning from China?
16. From Central Provision to Local Enablement: New Directions for Housing Policies
17. The Rural Habitat: main Focus of Appropriate Technologies for Rural Development
18. The Environment: what the Powers That Be care two hoots about
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