Subject: Environment

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China Data Insights

Database

China Data Insights is a new and more userfriendly version of China Statistical Yearbooks Database (CSYD). The content is the same as CSYD and it is also possible to go to CSYD via the link to “Old Version” in the upper corner of the web site. China Data Insights provides access to statistical data published […]

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IREON – The International Relations and Area Studies Gateway

Database

The gateway offers bibliographic references, full-text documents and internationale treaties on * Foreign and security policy * International cooperation and development policy * European politics and transatlantic relations * Regional and country studies worldwide * Foreign cultural policy * Climate, environment, energy

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Reaching for the Dream: Challenges of Sustainable Development in Vietnam

E-book

Melanie Beresford & Angie Ngoc Tran (eds) 2004 Transition economies allow the study of fundamental questions about the nature of markets. How do they arise and do they necessarily follow the same modus operandi as markets in other countries? How does the state influence the development of markets? How does the opening of the economy […]

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Co-Management of Natural Resources in Asia: A Comparative Perspective

E-book

Gerard Persoon, Diny M. E. van Est & Percy E. Sajise (eds) 2003 Co-management, that is the sharing of responsibilities between governmental institutions and groups of resource users, is rapidly becoming popular in Asia. In many countries environmental management is reformulated from exclusive state control to various kinds of joint management in which local communities, […]

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Nature and Nation: Forests and Development in Peninsular Malaysia

E-book

Jeyamalar Kathirithamby-Wells 2005 This book explores the relations between people and forests in Peninsular Malaysia where the planet’s richest terrestrial eco-system met head-on with the fastest pace of economic transformation experienced in the tropical world. It engages the interplay of history, culture, science, economics and politics to provide a holistic interpretation of the continuing relevance […]

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Fengshui in China: Geomantic Divination Between State Orthodoxy and Popular Religion

E-book

Ole Bruun 2011 Contrary to popular manuals, this book approaches fengshui from an academic angle, focusing on its significance in China, but also depicting the recent history of its reinterpretation in the West. It includes a historical account of fengshui over the last 150 years with anthropological fieldwork on contemporary practices in two Chinese rural […]

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Land and Longhouse: Agrarian Transformation in the Uplands of Sarawak

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R.A. Cramb 2007 This book examines the role of community, market and state in the historic transformation of upland livelihoods in Southeast Asia. Focusing on the Saribas Iban of Sarawak, the book combines in-depth, generation-long village case studies with an account of changes in land use and tenure at the regional level spanning a century […]

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Other Landscapes: Colonialism and the Predicament of Authority in Nineteenth-Century South India South India

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Deborah Sutton 2009 Due to India’s inhospitable climate and vastness of the native population, European settlement was never seriously considered apart from in selected upland areas with cooler climates and sparse native populations. One such area was the Nilgiri Hills of South India which, from the early 19th century, saw concerted efforts at European colonization […]

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The Sociology of Southeast Asia: Transformations in a Developing Region

E-book

Victor T. King 2008 One of the main problems faced by teachers and students who have a scholarly interest in Southeast Asia is the lack of general, user-friendly texts in the social sciences. A single-authored, integrated introductory volume on the sociology of Southeast Asia is long overdue. This book is the first of its kind. […]

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The Social Dynamics of Deforestation in the Philippines: Actions, Options and Motivations

E-book

Gerhard van den Top 2010 Since 1900, the once-rich forests of the Philippines have virtually vanished. Based on ten years of research (five in the Sierra Madre region), this volume offers a detailed case study into the dynamics of forest use, degradation and loss in north-eastern Luzon. This is not merely an account of an […]

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