This book gathers the work of leading scholars from several disciplines on fragile regions, especially those regions seeking to preserve, strengthen or create processes to restore or reestablish security and effective social and economic management. It tackles the multifarious issues that shape and affect fragile regions, drawing upon a wide range of intellectual and methodological approaches, including such fields as area studies, natural resource science, biology, environmental and resource economics and management, and political economy. The volume brings together the perspectives of a diverse group of contributors from Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, and the United States.
Managing Fragile Regions: Method and Application addresses a variety of factors - natural, political, administrative, legislative, economic, social, and cultural - and examines how they exert influences on the operational mechanisms of fragile regions, especially in the contexts of peace and security, economic development, and environmental management. The volume's nine chapters cover a wide range of examples of fragile regions and their challenges. It will be of interest and utility to practitioners and policy-makers engaged in disaster management and post-disaster reconstruction. Students, researchers, and other professionals involved in resource management, regional science, and environmental science will also find it valuable reading.
|Managing Fragile Regions: A Multidisciplinary Overview||p. 1|
|Fragile Edges Between Security and Insecurity: China's Border Regions||p. 23|
|The DMZ and the Destiny of a Divided Korea||p. 47|
|Territorial Fragility and the Future of Tibet: Sub-sovereignty, Problems and Theoretical Solutions||p. 61|
|Boundaries, Territorial Disputes, and Water Insecurity: Evidence from the Lower Mekong Basin||p. 81|
|Understanding the Determinants of Livelihood Recovery After a Large Earthquake||p. 105|
|Characteristics of Earthquakes in Mountain Areas and Post-earthquake Management||p. 121|
|NGOs and Their Roles During Post-earthquake Reconstruction||p. 143|
|Improving the Prospects for Fragile Regions Through Effective Management: Conclusion||p. 163|
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Number Of Pages: 174
Published: 28th October 2010
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5 x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.99