Resources, Planning and Environmental Management in a Changing Caribbean

Resources, Planning and Environmental Management in a Changing Caribbean

By David Barker, Duncan F. M. McGregor
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Book Description
Table of Contents
  • Contents
  • List of Figures
  • List of Tables
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Chapter 1: Environment, Resources, and Development: Some Reflections on the Caribbean Research Agenda
    • Reflections on the Research Agenda
    • References
  • Chapter 2: Gender and Development in the Jamaican Small-Scale Marketing System: From the 1660s to the Millennium and Beyond
    • Caribbean Peasantries, Development, and Gender
    • The African Heritage and Caribbean Gender Differentiation
    • A Historical Perspective on Jamaican Small-Scale Marketing
    • Gender Complementarity and Flexibility
      • Accompong and Aberdeen
      • The Trelawny Communities and Falmouth Market
    • Conclusion
    • Acknowledgements
    • Notes
    • References
  • Chapter 3: The Apparent Inflexibility of Small-Scale Farmers to Changes in Grenada’s Political-Economic Environment 1982-1992
    • Introduction
    • Survey Methodology
    • Social Profile of Sampled Small Farmers
    • Basic Characteristics of Small Holdings
    • Examination of Land-Use Changes by Fragment Number
      • Tree Crops
      • Vegetable Crops
    • Summary and Conclusion
    • References
  • Chapter 4: Yam Production and the Yam Stick Trade in Jamaica: Integrated Problems for Resource Management
    • Introduction
    • Trends and Geographical Patterns in Yam Production
    • The Commercialization of Yam Farming and the Evolution of the Yam Stick Problem
    • Organization of the Yam Stick Trade
    • Resource Depletion and the Viability of Yam Farming
    • Conclusion
    • References
  • Chapter 5: Forest Resource Use in Amerindian Villages in Guyana: Implications for Development Policy
    • Introduction
    • The Importance of Tropical Forests
    • Non-Timber Forest Products
    • Policy Failures and Tropical Forests
    • The Role of Environmental Valuation
    • Research Methodology
      • Participatory Research Methods Used to Investigate the Use of Non-Timber Products
      • Methods of Estimating Proportions and Quantities
    • The Accounting Framework
    • Determining the Value of Forest Inputs from the Net Village Product
    • Assessing the Value of Household Inputs and Outputs
      • Household Labour Inputs
      • The Contribution of Capital to the Household and Village Production Processes
      • The Distribution of Capital Stock
      • Estimating Household Outputs
      • Wildlife Use in Amerindian Villages
      • Fishing Methods and Species Variation
    • Calculating the Value of Net Village Product and the Value of Forest Use
    • The Importance of Broadening Values in Decision Making
      • The NPV Decision Rule
    • The Social and Cultural Importance of Non-Timber Forest Products
    • Attitudes to the Environment and Forest Functions
    • Implications for Development
    • Conclusion
    • Acknowledgements
    • References
  • Chapter 6: Rural Poverty and Development Planning: A Case Study of Moruga and Cocal in South-East Trinidad
    • Introduction
    • Patterns of Underdevelopment in Rural Trinidad
    • Background to the Study Area: Rural South-East Trinidad
    • Analysing Spatial Patterns of Rural Deprivation at the Village Level
    • Community Impact Assessment and Community Development Planning
    • Conclusion
    • Acknowledgements
    • References
  • Chapter 7: Vulnerability, Urbanization, and Environmental Hazard in Coastal Guyana
    • Introduction
    • Urban Flood Hazard
    • Socio-Economic Assets
      • Dwelling Tenure
      • Dwelling Form
      • Livelihood
      • Gender of Household Head
      • Household Income
    • Management Institutions
      • The Participatory Paradigm
      • Actor Analysis
        • Local Government Services: Inefficiency and Decay
        • Local and National Government: Partisan Management
        • International Donors: Perceived Change
        • National Funding Agencies: Enablers or Gatekeepers?
        • Local Political Elites: Resilience through Flexibility
        • Grassroots Actors: Resistance and Withdrawal
        • Private Sector: Slow Recovery
      • Multisectorial Cooperation: The Way Forward?
    • Conclusion
    • References
  • Chapter 8: The Responses of Residents of Nevis to Hurricane Threat: The Case of Hurricane Hugo
    • Introduction
    • Rationale for Study
    • Nevis: Hurricane Threat and Vulnerability
    • Hurricane Hugo
    • Methodology
    • Hurricane Hugo: Warning, Preparedness, and Response
    • Evacuation to Shelter
    • Hurricane Preparedness Level
    • The Post-Hurricane Hugo Era
    • Conclusions
    • References
  • Chapter 9: Matching Sustainable Tourism with Socialist Goals: Can Cuba Have It All?
    • Introduction
    • The Political, Economic, and Social Context of Tourism Development
    • The Growth of Tourism Since 1989
      • Numbers of Tourists
      • Tourist Origins
      • Hotel Capacity
    • The Economic Significance of Tourism Development
      • Growth of Tourism Income
    • Types of Tourism Development
    • Regional Distribution of Tourism Development
    • Constraints on Tourism Development
      • Leakage
      • Poor Infrastructure and Quality of Accommodation
    • Government Policy and Planning: Legal Changes and Tourism Priorities
      • Restructuring (Semiprivatization) of the Ministry of Tourism
      • Changes in Legislation to Encourage Tourism
        • Joint Venture Agreements
        • Legalized Dollar Ownership
        • Expanded Opportunities for Self-Employment and Small Business Licensing
      • Improvements to Infrastructure, Training, and Regional Cooperation
    • Future Targets and Goals
      • Expansion
      • Improving Quality
      • Market Diversification
    • Social Sustainability of Tourism Development
      • Employment and Access to Basic Goods and Services
      • Increase in Inequalities and Relative Deprivation
      • Gender Issues and the Increase in Prostitution
      • Increases in Crime
    • Environmental Sustainability of Tourism
      • Environmental Problems
      • Controls and Regulations
    • Conclusions
    • References
  • Chapter 10: Resort Evolution in a Narrowly Based Economy of the Pleasure Periphery: A Case Study of Montego Bay, Jamaica
    • Introduction
    • The Resort Cycle and Plantation Models
    • Resort Development in Montego Bay
    • The Resort Cycle and Plantation Models Applied to Montego Bay
    • The Resort Evolution Model
      • Number of Tourists
      • Accommodation
      • Transportation
      • Economic Impact
      • Social Impacts
      • Landscape Change
    • Conclusion
    • References
  • Chapter 11: Urbanization and Planning Issues in Montego Bay, Jamaica
    • Historical Background
    • International Tourism
    • Population Growth
    • The Housing Sector
    • Transportation
    • Environmental Degradation
    • The Planning Process
    • References
  • Chapter 12: Sustainable Socio-Economic Development for European Union Member States’ External Regions and Territories in the Caribbean for the Twenty-first Century
    • Introduction
    • Political Geography of Islands Connected to EU Member States
    • Sustainable Development Paradigm and Multidimensional Geography
    • Demographic and Socio-Economic Characteristics
    • Sustainability Criteria, Responses, and Concerns
    • Findings
      • The First Criterion: Economic Development and Infrastructure
      • The Second Criterion: Homogeneity and Consensus
      • The Third Criterion: Intergenerational Equity
      • The Fourth Criterion: Knowledge of Sustainable Development, Identifying Sources of Impacts
      • The Fifth Criterion: Social Factors, Issues, and Concerns
    • Actions and Strategies in EU-Connected Areas
    • Conclusions
    • References
  • Contributors
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