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- DescriptionMost land in the United States is in rural areas, as are the sources of most of its fresh water and almost all its other natural resources. One of the first books to approach resource ecomics and rural studies as fundamentally interconnected areas of study, Frontiers in Resource and Rural Ecomics integrates the work of 18 leading scholars in resource ecomics, rural ecomics, rural sociology and political science in order to focus on two complex interdependencies-one pertaining to natural resources and human welfare, the other to urban and rural communities and their ecomies. The book reviews the past 50 years of scholarship in both natural resource and rural ecomics. It contrasts their different intellectual and practical approaches and considers how they might be refocused in light of pressing demands on human and natural systems. It then proposes a 'new rural ecomics' that ackwledges the full range of human-ecosystem and urban-rural interdependencies. It explores the relationship between natural resources and ecomic growth, and considers the prospects for amenity-driven growth that would benefit both new and traditional inhabitants of rural areas. Later chapters explore the politics of place, spatial ecomics, strategies for reducing rural poverty, and prospects for linking rural and environmental governance. Throughout, the book emphasizes invative research methods that integrate natural resource, environmental, and rural ecomics.
- Author BiographyJunJie Wu is a professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at Oregon State University, where he also holds the Emery N. Castle Professorship. Paul W. Barkley is professor emeritus in the School of Economic Sciences at Washington State University and courtesy professor in agricultural economics at Oregon State University. Bruce A. Weber is professor of agricultural and resource economics and director of the Rural Studies Program at Oregon State University.
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Inc
- Date of Publication13/02/2008
- SubjectEnvironment & Planning
- Place of PublicationWashington
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintResources for the Future Press (RFF Press)
- Content Note1, black & white illustrations
- Weight521 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Edited byBruce A. Weber,JunJie Wu,Paul W. Barkley
- Format DetailsCloth over boards
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