Environmental Issues in Latin America and the Caribbean

Aldemaro Romero Sarah E. West

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Environmental Issues in Latin America and the Caribbean

Environmental Issues in Latin America and the Caribbean We began this book with a simple goal to assemble a collection of readings for an undergraduate interdisciplinary course taught by one of us AR at Macalester College This course explored environmental

  • Title: Environmental Issues in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Author: Aldemaro Romero Sarah E. West
  • ISBN: 9781402037733
  • Page: 493
  • Format: Hardcover
  • We began this book with a simple goal to assemble a collection of readings for an undergraduate interdisciplinary course taught by one of us AR at Macalester College This course explored environmental problems and solutions in Latin America and the Caribbean using both natural science and social science methods After a literature search failed to produce an anthologyWe began this book with a simple goal to assemble a collection of readings for an undergraduate interdisciplinary course taught by one of us AR at Macalester College This course explored environmental problems and solutions in Latin America and the Caribbean using both natural science and social science methods After a literature search failed to produce an anthology of interdisciplinary readings appropriate for the course, we set out to compile one We sought papers that dealt with the most salient environmental problems in the region, that were written by experts, and that were appropriate for undergraduate students Most importantly, we sought papers that clearly demonstrate the contributions that experts from one discipline can make to analysis in another discipline We sought papers that, for example, show how biological species assessments can be used to inform the politics of biodiversity conservation We sought papers that show how economic analysis can be used to predict the likely effects of human behavior on ecosystems We sought papers that pay close attention to how institutions, both national and international, affect the outcome of environmental initiatives To find essays that fit our needs, we sent out a world wide call for papers, chose the most promising submissions, and subjected these submissions to peer review The twelve approved essays represent the work of researchers from Latin America and the Caribbean, the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia All the authors have direct experience with Latin America and the Caribbean and the region s problems.

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