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- DescriptionNational parks are one of the most important and successful institutions in global environmentalism. Since their first designation in the United States in the 1860s and 1870s they have become a global phemen. The development of these ecological and political systems cant be understood as a simple reaction to mounting environmental problems, r can it be explained by the spread of environmental sensibilities. Shifting the focus from the usual emphasis on national parks in the United States, this volume adopts an historical and transnational perspective on the global geography of protected areas and its changes over time. It focuses especially on the actors, networks, mechanisms, arenas, and institutions responsible for the global spread of the national park and the associated utilization and mobilization of asymmetrical relationships of power and kwledge, contributing to scholarly discussions of globalization and the emergence of global environmental institutions and governance.
- Author BiographyBernhard Gissibl is Postdoctoral Researcher at the Leibniz-Institute of European History in Mainz. His PhD dissertation explored the history of hunting and wildlife conservation in colonial Tanzania. Sabine Hohler isAssociate Professor of Science and Technology Studies at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Her recent study on Spaceship Earth explores global concepts of environmental carrying capacity and life support between 1960 and 1990. Patrick Kupper is Senior Lecturer at ETH Zurich. His most recent book, published in 2012, is a transnational history of the Swiss National Park.
- PublisherBerghahn Books
- Date of Publication01/03/2015
- SubjectEnvironment & Planning
- Series TitleThe Environment in History: International Perspectives
- Series Part/Volume Number1
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBerghahn Books
- Content Note12 figures and 3 tables
- Weight413 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine16 mm
- Edited byBernhard Gissibl,Patrick Kupper,Sabine Hohler
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