Peace Parks Conservation and Conflict Resolution

ISBN-10: 0262511983

ISBN-13: 9780262511988

Edition: 2007

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Although the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to a Kenyan environmentalist, few have considered whether environmental conservation can contribute to peace-building in conflict zones. Peace Parksexplores this question, examining the ways in which environmental cooperation in multijurisdictional conservation areas may help resolve political and territorial conflicts. Its analyses and case studies of transboundary peace parks focus on how the sharing of physical space and management responsibilities can build and sustain peace among countries. The book examines the roles played by governments, the military, civil society, scientists, and conservationists, and their effects on both the ecological management and the potential for peace-building in these areas. Following a historical and theoretical overview that explores economic, political, and social theories that support the concept of peace parks and discussion of bioregional management for science and economic development, the book presents case studies of existing parks and proposals for future parks. After describing such real-life examples as the Selous-Niassa Wildlife Corridor in Africa and the Emerald Triangle conservation zone in Indochina, the book looks to the future, exploring the peace-building potential of envisioned parks in security-intensive spots including the U.S.-Mexican border, the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea, and the Mesopotamian marshlands between Iraq and Iran. With contributors from a variety of disciplines and diverse geographic regions, Peace Parksis not only a groundbreaking book in International Relations but a valuable resource for policy makers and environmentalists. Contributors: Drameacute;-Yayeacute; Aissetou, Saleem H. Ali, Rolf D. Baldus, Charles Besanccedil;on, Kent Biringer, Arthur G. Blundell, Niger Diallo Daouda Boubacar, K. C. (Nanda) Cariappa, Charles Chester, Tyler Christie, Sarah Dickinson DeLeon, Bill Dolan, Rosaleen Duffy, Christina Ellis, Wayne Freimund, Stephan Fuller, Rudolf Hahn, Anne Hammill, Bruce Hayden, Ke Chung Kim, Juliette Biao Koudenoukpo, Jason Lambacher, Raul Lejano, Maano Ramutsindela, Michael Schoon, Belinda Sifford, Anna Spenceley, Michelle L. Stevens, Randy Tanner, Yongyut Trisurat, and Michele Zebich-Knos
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List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 8/24/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.81" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

Series Foreword
Preface and Acknowledgments
About the Contributors
Introduction: A Natural Connection between Ecology and Peace?
Environmental Peace-Building: Theories and Histories
Measuring Peace Park Performance
Definitions and Experiences
Peace Games
Theorizing about Transboundary Conservation
Peace Parks and Global Politics
The Paradoxes and Challenges of Global Governance
Scaling Peace and Peacemakers in Transboundary Parks
Understanding Glocalization
Peace Parks as Social Ecological Systems
Testing Environmental Resilience in Southern Africa
Transboundary Conservation in Action: Bioregional Management for Science and Economic Development
Connecting the World's Largest Elephant Ranges
The Selous-Niassa Corridor
The "W" International Peace Park
Transforming Conservation and Conflict in West Africa
The Emerald Triangle Protected Forests Complex
An Opportunity for Regional Collaboration on Transboundary Biodiversity Conservation in Indochina
Conflict Avoidance and Environmental Protection
The Antarctic Paradigm
The Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park
Conservation amid Border Security
Peace Parks and Regional Governance Regimes: Redefining Security and Realism
Bridging Conservation across La Frontera
An Unfinished Agenda for Peace Parks along the US-Mexico Divide
Liberia: Securing the Peace through Parks
Preserving Korea's Demilitarized Corridor for Conservation
A Green Approach to Conflict Resolution
Nesting Cranes
Envisioning a Russo-Japanese Peace Park in the Kuril Islands
The Siachen Peace Park Proposal
Reconfiguring the Kashmir Conflict?
Linking Afghanistan with Its Neighbors through Peace Parks
Challenges and Prospects
Iraq and Iran in Ecological Perspective
The Mesopotamian Marshes and the Hawizeh-Azim Peace Park
Conclusion: Implementing the Vision of Peace Parks
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