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The Politics and Economics of Park Management : Political Economy Forum - Terry L. Anderson

The Politics and Economics of Park Management

Political Economy Forum

By: Terry L. Anderson (Editor), Alexander James (Editor)

Paperback Published: 6th December 2000
ISBN: 9780742511569
Number Of Pages: 224

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The Politics and Economics of Park Management examines national protected area systems, in both developed and developing countries, that have made a transformation from 'fortress parks' to a sustainable use model. The contributors--park management, academics, and members of nongovenmental organizations--contend that successful institutional change in protected area systems involves not only the adoption of appropriate legal and regulatory regimes covering sustainable use, but also the development of an informal culture of sustainable resource use among all of a park's stakeholders. While this latter requirement is often difficult to achieve, the contributors show how these informal attitudes may evolve over time, both within the management structure of a park agency and the community of resource users. The case studies cited represent examples of successful institutional change, demonstrating both financial and conservation benefits to protected area agencies, that should serve as model for managing parks today.

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The proposition that human beings and nature can be separated anywhere on earth is increasingly seeming a fiction. The management of national parks, accordingly, must be rethought. This book is the place to start. The Politics and Economics of Park Management has more new ideas and interesting case material about national and state parks here in the United States and around the world than any other source I know.--Robert H. Nelson, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland

List of Tables and Figuresp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introduction: Parks, Politics, and Property Rightsp. xiii
Theoretical Approach
An Institutional Approach to Protected Area Management Performancep. 3
Applications: Successful Park Institutions
The Natal Parks Board Experience in Southern Africap. 31
Back to the Future to Save Our Parksp. 43
Sustainable Financing for Protected Areas in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbeanp. 69
Preserving Institutional and Ecological Diversity in Argentina's Protected Area Systemp. 89
Opportunities for Institutional Change
Contracting Out at Parks Canada: Employee Takeoversp. 107
New Management Strategies for Kruger National Parkp. 127
A Trust Approach to the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monumentp. 139
Parks Are for People--But Which People?p. 159
Indexp. 183
About the Contributorsp. 191
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ISBN: 9780742511569
ISBN-10: 0742511561
Series: Political Economy Forum
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 6th December 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.73  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.3

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