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Governance of Natural Resources

Uncovering the Social Purpose of Materials in Nature

  • Author: UNU
  • Publication date: July 2013
  • Page count: 264
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 13.III.A.9

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This book examines the socio-political dynamic generated by the environment and its attendant resources: how nature becomes a resource, and how this process in turn shapes our vision of society. It deploys a case study approach in examining the interactions between bureaucratic institutions; rural communities; national leaders and business elites, allowing for a more nuanced analysis. Particular emphasis is placed on how resources become the subject of conflict – but also opportunities for cooperation – and how different societies might establish more sustainable interactions with nature.