Cross-Border Resource Management

Cross-Border Resource Management

3rd Edition - October 23, 2017

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  • Author: Rongxing Guo
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780444640024
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444640055

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Cross-Border Resource Management, Third Edition covers theoretical and analytical issues relating to cross-border resource management. This book holistically explores issues when two entities share a border, such as sovereign countries, dependent states and others, where each seeks to maximize their political and economic interests regardless of impacts on the environment. This new edition has been completely revised to reflect current issues, with new cases from North America and Europe and discussions and issues regarding air and space. Users will find a single resource that explores the many facets of managing and utilizing natural resources when they extend across defined borders.

Key Features

  • Presents a thoroughly updated edition with new cases and coverage on cross-border management
  • Contains new content on geopolitical issues, environmental impacts of armed conflicts, dividing and managing shared natural resources, exploitation, competition and depletion of border resources
  • Includes new cases from North America and Europe and discussions and issues regarding air and space


Regional Planning and Sustainable Development Policymakers, Natural and Environmental Resource Scientists, Cross-border Relations Experts, Resource Management Specialists, Emergency Management specialists

Table of Contents

  • 1. Border, Boundary and Frontier: Concepts
    2. Globalization, Natural Resources and Borders
    3. Studying Borders, Evaluating Border Effects
    4. Cross-Border Resource Management: Institutions
    5. Cross-Border Resource Management: Methods
    6. Exploiting Natural Resources in Cross-Border Areas
    7. Air and Space Resources and Cross-Border Cooperation
    8. Cross-Border Ecological Preservation and Biosafety
    9. Cross-Border Environmental Pollution and Management
    10. Territorial Discontinuity and Cross-Border Cooperation
    11. Territorial Disputes and Cross-Border Management
    12. Cross-Border Conflict Prevention and Management

Product details

  • No. of pages: 472
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2017
  • Published: October 23, 2017
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780444640024
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444640055

About the Author

Rongxing Guo

Rongxing Guo is Professor (Homepage:; ORCID: 0000-0002-5368-793X), Capital University of Economics and Business, Beijing, China. He has led research projects for the OECD and the World Bank, and undertaken consultation for the Chinese government. An expert who is among the very few scholars to publish in six major disciplines of economics, geography, political science, management science, archaeology, and anthropology, Rongxing Guo has more than 30 years of experience teaching and researching in China, as well as in Australia, Japan, South Korea, Italy, Germany and the US. During the past 20 years or so, he has published more than 30 monographs and many valuable articles. His most recent research works are “Explaining the Human and Cultural Puzzles: A New Development Theory” – whose full text is available at -- and “Managing the Unruly Waters: An Imperative for Safety and Resilience along the Yellow River” (draft).

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Capital University of Economics and Business, China

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