Environment and development: introduction

Miller, Fiona, McGregor, Andrew, and Law, Lisa (2018) Environment and development: introduction. In: McGregor, Andrew, Law, Lisa, and Miller, Fiona, (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Development. Routledge, Abingdon, UK, pp. 281-283.

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[Extract] Continuing the themes that emerge from earlier parts of the Handbook, the chapters in this section highlight both the uneven nature of development across Southeast Asia as well as the costs associated with resource intensive development and rapid economic growth. One of the most cogent critiques of modernist development has been the impact of resource intensification and growth-oriented economic strategies on the environment. Indeed, the positioning of the environment as somehow external to the economic and social processes of development is an assumption that has been widely challenged with the rise of sustainability discourses. Yet beyond framing the environment as experiencing impacts from development and seeing it as a set of resources underpinning livelihoods and economic activities requiring regulation, conservation and protection, the authors in this section highlight the ways in which rethinking society-environment relations can contribute to more equitable and sustainable development.

Item ID: 54678
Item Type: Book Chapter (Scholarly Work)
ISBN: 978-1-138-84853-5
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2018 23:19
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169903 Studies of Asian Society @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 100%
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