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By Rongxing Guo (auth.), Rongxing Guo, Carla Freeman (eds.)

ISBN-10: 1441964355

ISBN-13: 9781441964359

This publication gathers the paintings of top students from numerous disciplines on fragile areas, in particular these areas trying to guard, develop or create tactics to revive or reestablish defense and potent social and financial administration. It tackles the multifarious matters that form and have an effect on fragile areas, drawing upon a variety of highbrow and methodological ways, together with such fields as region reports, typical source technology, biology, environmental and source economics and administration, and political economic climate. the amount brings jointly the views of a various staff of members from Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, and the USA. Managing Fragile areas: strategy and Application addresses numerous components – traditional, political, administrative, legislative, financial, social, and cultural – and examines how they exert impacts at the operational mechanisms of fragile areas, specially within the contexts of peace and protection, monetary improvement, and environmental administration. The volume’s 9 chapters disguise quite a lot of examples of fragile areas and their demanding situations. will probably be of curiosity and software to practitioners and policy-makers engaged in catastrophe administration and post-disaster reconstruction. scholars, researchers, and different pros eager about source administration, neighborhood technological know-how, and environmental technological know-how also will locate it helpful reading.

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The most serious environmental impact of armed conflict is pollution. Pollution can take many forms, and it can result directly from actions by military or other armed groups, as well as indirectly from human and economic crises created by the conflict. In the recent conflicts in sub-Saharan Africa, for example, pollution has most often been a serious problem during humanitarian crises. Refugees and internally displaced people often find themselves living in conditions so overcrowded that they become a significant source of potential pollution.

In their need to subsist, the displaced may pollute surface water; in their flight, they may bring infectious 11 See, for example, Austin and Bruch (2003), Blom et al. (2000), Hart and Mwinyihali (2001), Hatton et al. (2001), Jacobs and Schloeder (2001), Kalpers (2001), Matthew and Switzer et al. (2001), Plumptre et al. (2001), and Shanbaugh et al. (2003). 16 R. Guo diseases. The latter concern threatens not just the health of human populations but also that of the indigenous wildlife (Kalpers 2001).

In addition, it has a complex sociology, including substantial populations of non-Han Chinese ethnic minorities, many of which are the dominant ethnic group within some of its border regions. As noted, in terms of government performance, the World Bank assigns China a relatively high score on its ranking of government effectiveness; however, China performs less impressively on other measures of government accountability (World Bank Institute 2009). One key factor compromising positive assessments of government accountability in China relates to the challenges China’s central government faces in governance at the local level.

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