Contested Nature

Contested Nature : Promoting International Biodiversity with Social Justice in the Twenty-first Century

3.66 (3 ratings by Goodreads)

List price: US$33.95

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


How can the international conservation movement protect biological diversity, while at the same time safeguarding the rights and fulfilling the needs of people, particularly the poor? Contested Nature argues that to be successful in the long-term, social justice and biological conservation must go hand in hand. The protection of nature is a complex social enterprise, and much more a process of politics, and of human organization, than ecology. Although this political complexity is recognized by practitioners, it rarely enters into the problem analyses that inform conservation policy. Structured around conceptual chapters and supporting case studies that examine the politics of conservation in specific contexts, the book shows that pursuing social justice enhances biodiversity conservation rather than diminishing it, and that the fate of local peoples and that of conservation are completely intertwined.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 338 pages
  • 147.8 x 230.1 x 18.8mm | 449.06g
  • Albany, NY, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • Total Illustrations: 0
  • 0791457761
  • 9780791457764

Review quote

..".Contested Nature opens new vistas on how social justice can be furthered through the establishment and management of protected areas while still meeting critical nature conservation objectives."
show more

About Steven R. Brechin

Steven R. Brechin is Professor of Sociology at Syracuse University. He is the coauthor (with Patrick C. West) of Resident Peoples and National Parks: Social Dilemmas and Strategies in International Conservation.

Peter R. Wilshusen is Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at Bucknell University.

Peter R. Wilshusen is Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at Bucknell University.
show more

Rating details

3 ratings
3.66 out of 5 stars
5 0% (0)
4 67% (2)
3 33% (1)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X