Rethinking Environmental Management in the Pacific Rim: Exploring Local Participation in Bangkok, Thailand (Ashgate Studies in Environmental Policy and Practice)
- Publish Date: 2002-10-13
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Amrita Daniere;Lois M. Takahashi
Environmental degradation resulting from rapid industrialization has become a serious issue for the governments of Southeast Asia. This volume focuses on three interrelated factors in environmental management in Bangkok and other rapidly developing urban areas along the Pacific Rim: government policy and enforcement, non-governmental organization intervention, and community participation. The text discusses new models for understanding community participation and the role of the non-governmental sector in environmental management, and uses Bangkok, Thailand as an exemplar of urban community environmental deterioration and management.