Resource & Environmental Management
By Bruce Mitchell
Prentice Hall / Pearson Education
384 Pages, Illustrated
$72.50 paper original
Students need to understand the basic theories and concepts underlying resource
and environmental management, and be able to apply those to practical situations.
By covering basic theories and concepts, and by using case studies to show how
these have been applied, Bruce Mitchell's new edition seeks to ensure that students
have competence in both aspects.
Features: thematic consideration of change, complexity, uncertainty and conflict
leads to appreciation of their significance and the importance of being able
to deal with them; systematic attention to concepts of visioning, ecosystem
approach, impact assessment, adaptive environmental management, partnerships
and stakeholders, local knowledge systems, gender and development, dispute resolution,
implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and environmental justice; case study
material included from developed and developing countries in many world regions;
guest statements from academics, government public servants, non-government
organizations and consultants; fully restructured --- the book begins by highlighting
basic concepts of change, complexity, uncertainty and conflict, then considers
some general strategies to deal with turbulent decision-making environments
full of uncertainty. Subsequent chapters address developing a vision or sense
of direction, and using a mix of processes to develop a product (policy, program,
plan) which can be implemented and monitored.
Bruce Mitchell is Professor of Geography and Associate Vice-President Academic
at the University of Waterloo. He has received the Award for Scholarly Distinction
in Geography from the CAG (amongst other awards) and has served as a consultant
or advisor to provincial and federal governments in Canada, as well as the Organization
for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris, the National Academy of Sciences
in Washington, DC, the International Joint Commission, the Government of Western
Australia and the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok.
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