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Articles from Vol. 22, Annual

Biodiversity and Development in Northern Thailand
"If the number of people increases, but the forest diminishes, then the good life and happiness can be expected to fade away..." (Phothiart, 1989, p. 374) Introduction Biodiversity, after decades of obscurity, is finally making its way into the lexicon...
Community Resource Management and Political-Economic Restructuring in Mainland Southeast Asia
Recent concern for more sustainable and participatory approaches to development has encouraged a renewed focus on community resource management. This article outlines a framework and research agenda for broadening investigation of community management...
Development, Environment and Society in Vietnam
The Natural Environment Vietnam regained national independence in 1945, but was left with a backward and poor economy and over-exploited natural resources. This was followed by several decades of war which caused great losses in lives and property....
Economic, Environmental, Social and Cultural Issues in Mineral and Energy Development of Vietnam
Introduction Any discussion of the economic, environmental, social and cultural impacts of mineral and energy development within Vietnam [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 1 OMITTED! must recognize the interaction of the nation's population, its development objectives...
Forests, Community, and Development: The Political Economy of Resource Use in the Philippine Uplands
Any examination of the nature and character of resource use in the Philippine uplands necessitates confronting the question of whether such resource use patterns have resulted in sustainable development over time within the context of popular needs satisfaction...
Gender, Trees, and Tenure: Land-Use Priorities in an Indigenous Upland Community - Ifugao, Philippines
The concept that those with the most immediate interest in natural resources should control their development or protection, ensuring that their needs are met in the process, is a common sense idea. It lies at the heart of the criticisms of development...
Linking Development from below to the International Environmental Movement: Sustainable Development and State-NGO Relations in Indonesia
In December 1986, two key officials within the Malaysian government labelled five indigenous non-governmental organizations (NGOs) "urban terrorists" and "thorns in the flesh" of the nation.(2) Ten months later, the Mahathir government detained without...
Mangrove and Coastal Zone Management Strategy: A Case Study of Irian Jaya, Indonesia
Introduction The coastal zone management (CZM) strategies investigated here involve a mangrove area in Eastern Indonesia. The investigation is based upon a broad understanding of the ecological economics of the resource. Accordingly, the analysis includes...
Mining, Development, and Indigenous Peoples in Southeast Asia
While it is apparent that mining has contributed greatly to world development in general, the role of mining in the development process for individual countries, regions, and peoples is problematic.(1) Two issues have been at the forefront of debate...
Potential Climate Change Impacts and Viet Nam's Key Environmental Issues
INTRODUCTION There has been a proliferation of "grey literature" (i.e. mostly not peer reviewed or published) on the environment in Viet Nam since 1991 when that country withdrew from Cambodia and foreign aid was reinstated by many donors. Baseline...
Prospects for Vietnam's Fisheries Resources
INTRODUCTION Vietnam is by virtue of its geography a coastal state.(1) As such, Vietnam has been, and will continue to be, highly dependent upon its marine resources, especially its fisheries. This chapter provides an overview of the current status...
Social Environmental Impact Assessment and Ethnic Minorities: State vs. Local Interest in Khao Laem Dam Construction
1. Historical Background: Policy and Legislation Related to Ethnic Minorities in Thailand Until World War II, Thai governments viewed the country as ethnically homogeneous, consisting only of Thai people. Those who were ethnically non-Thai were outside...
Some Aspects of Resource Management in the Jakarta Urban Environment
1. The Land Use Profile Jakarta is a special province of the Republic of Indonesia because of its status as the country's capital city. It has an area of 65,570 ha, including over 600 small islands called the "Thousand Islands" or Kepulauan Seribu....
The Challenge of Economic Growth: Creating Essential Insurance to Preserve the Environment for Sustainable Development
Almost all nations in the contemporary world regard economic development as a priority. This has added importance for developing countries since genuine international political equality requires effective economic strength. Equally important is the view...
The Environment and Development in Southeast Asia: Some Economic and Technological Dimensions
Introduction "Environmental control is a luxury we cannot afford" was a frequent refrain from the developing world in the decades of the 1970s and 1980s, yet emerging evidence of the impact of unfettered growth on human health and the ecosystem has...
The Environment and Development in Southeast Asia: Some Social and Political Dimensions
While the reasons vary from country to country in Southeast Asia, there is no doubt that each country in the region today faces serious environmental problems. This is especially evident in relation to their natural resources such as forests, minerals,...
The State, Local Government, and Resource Management in Southeast Asia: Recent Trends in the Philippines, Vietnam, and Thailand
Environmental policy in Southeast Asia, as elsewhere, emerged as the responsibility of national governments (i.e., the state).(1) In countries with longer experience in the field, large national institutions have arisen, backed by the legislation and...
The State, the Community and Environmental Impact Assessment: Thailand's Enhancement and Conservation of Environmental Quality Act
I. INTRODUCTION Environmental protection and management is one of the few public policy domains where the state is still acknowledged as having a legitimate and important role to play. It is also a public decision-making arena where vigorous citizen...
To Defend Ourselves: Common Property Management of Forests in Northern Thailand
INTRODUCTION Historically, rural villagers in northern Thailand had a stable coexistence with forest ecosystems due to the intrinsic value attached to forests in Thai culture as well as to customary common property management systems.(1) In the contemporary...
Vietnam's Forests: Historical Perspective on a Major Issue for Sustainable Development
INTRODUCTION It is no secret that Viet Nam is currently undergoing a period of intense socio-economic transformation that has already propelled it into the ranks of the fastest growing economies of Asia. With foreign business interests beating their...