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Resources under regimes [electronic resource] : technology, environment, and the state / Paul R. Josephson.

Author/Creator:
Josephson, Paul R.
Publication:
Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 2005.
Format/Description:
Book
269 p.
Series:
New histories of science, technology, and medicine.
New histories of science, technology, and medicine
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Subjects:
Technology and state -- History -- 20th century.
Science and state -- History -- 20th century.
Environmental policy -- History -- 20th century.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Democratic or authoritarian, every society needs clean air and water; every state must manage its wildlife and natural resources. In this provocative, comparative study, Josephson asks to what extent the form of a government and its economy--centrally planned or market, colonial or post-colonial--determines how politicians, bureaucrats, scientists, engineers, and industrialists address environmental and social problems presented by the transformation of nature into a humanized landscape.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Introduction: Nature, Technology, and Worldview
1. The Modern State, Industry, and the Transformation of Nature
2. The Coercive Appeal to Order: Authoritarian Approaches to Resource Management
3. Development, Colonialism, and the Environment
4. Biodiversity, Sustainability, and Technology in the Twenty-first Century
Notes
Index
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Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-260) and index.
ISBN:
0-674-03924-6
OCLC:
1013940146
Publisher Number:
10.4159/9780674039247 doi