Part One. Theory.
- Some basic concepts. 1.1 Political unit. 1.2 Border. 1.3 Border-area.
- Resource management and cross-border areas. 2.1 Literature review. 2.2 Resource management in cross-border areas. 2.3 Factors influencing cross-border resource management.
- Can cross-border resources be optimally managed? 3.1 Resource management under a single regime. 3.2 Resource management under n regimes. 3.3 Obstacles for cross-border resource management.
- Cross-border resource management: methodological puzzles. 4.1 Cross-border separation and resource management. 4.2 Are there any cross-border environmental trajectories? 4.3 Dilemmas in choosing cross-border management approaches. 4.4 Are 'borders' always bad for resource management?
- Institutions for cross-border resource management. 5.1 Domestic laws and regulations. 5.2 International laws and treaties: principles. 5.3 International laws and treaties: categories. 5.4 Cross-border resource cooperation.
- Cross-border resource management in disputed areas. 6.1 Resource scarcity and cross-border conflict. 6.2 Cross-border conflict and resource management. 6.3 Approaches for resource management in disputed areas.Part Two. Practice.
- The triangular resource management of the Tumen River area. 7.1 Northeast Asia and the Tumen River delta. 7.2 The Tumen River Area Development Program (TRADP). 7.3 The triangular environmental issues of the Tumen River area. 7.4 Future perspective.
- The transnational water pollution in the Lower Mekong Basin. 8.1 The Lower Mekong Basin (LMB). 8.2 Analytical approach. 8.3 Results of estimation. 8.4 Policy implications.
- The U.S.-Mexico border environment cooperation. 9.1 The U.S.-Mexico border area and the Maquiladoras. 9.2 The environmental problems along the U.S.-Mexico border. 9.3 The U.S.-Mexico border environment cooperation. 9.4 Unresolved issues.
- China's interprovincial border disputes at Lake Weishan. 10.1 The administrative evolution of Lake Weishan. 10.2 Interprovincial border disputes and Lake Weishan. 10.3 How have the interprovincial border disputes been resolved? 10.4 The determinants of the interprovincial border disputes. 10.5 Is there any solution? Appendices. A1. A list of internationally adjacent protected areas. A2. United Nations convention on the law of the sea (selected articles). A3. The U.S.-Mexican agreement concerning the establishment of a border environment cooperation commission (selected articles). A4. The U.S.-Canadian agreement relating to the exchange of information on weather Modification activities. Bibliography.
This essay is about the management of natural and environmental resources in cross-border areas. It explores a group of geographical, political, legal, economic and cultural factors that arise when political units (such as sovereign countries, dependent states and other administrative units) seek to utilize natural and environmental resources efficiently and equitably while minimizing the resultant damages (for example, prevention of resource degradation and preservation of the physical environment).
- Examines various types of cross-border areas at both international and sub-national levels throughout the world as well as their geographical, political, economic and cultural influences on the cross-border resource management
- Uses the latest international and area data, resulting in new findings for cross-border environmental activities
- Contains a large number of case studies throughout the world including four in-depth case studies of cross-border resource management
Regional Planning and Sustainable Development Policymakers, Natural and Environmental Resource Scientists, Cross-border Relations Experts, Resource Management Specialists
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- 25th July 2005
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Rongxing Guo has served with the OECD in Paris and at the Brookings Institute in Washington, DC. He has taught at the Australian National University, the China University of Mining and Technology, and Korea University, and Gakushuin University in Tokyo. He has an Amazon author's page.
Rongxing Guo has more than 20 years' experience in teaching and research in regional economics with an emphasis on cross-border issues. He has also worked extensively in Chinese economic issues related to energy and environmental economics. He is Professor and Head of the Regional Economics Committee of the Regional Science Association of China (RSAC) at Peking University. He has an Amazon author's page.
Regional Science Association of China, Beijing, China