Chapter one offers a global review of road development, and both the positive and negative impacts of rural road implementation. Chapter two defines mobilities within the context of coupled social and ecological systems, specifically in the Nepalese Himalaya. Chapters three through five detail the environmental, socioeconomic, and sociocultural impacts expanding rural road networks through several case studies. The concluding chapter summarizes the findings of the book, discussing the need for interdisciplinary cooperation and collaboration to avoid negative consequences. This book will be of interest to teachers, researchers, policy makers, and development organizations.
About the Author
Dr. James Lassoie is the International Professor of Conservation at the Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University. He is particularly interested in examining coupled human and natural systems involving the management of parks, protected areas, and otherwise fragile landscapes in developing countries as well as the United States.
Table of Contents
PARTI: ROADS AND TRANSPORTATION.- Chapter1. A Global Review of Road Development.- PARTII: MOBILITY AS A SOCIAL AND ECOLOGICAL SYSTEM.- Chapter2. Mobilities.- PartIII: Challenges and Impacts of Building Roads in the Himalayas.- Chapter3. Environmental Challenges and Impacts.- CHAPTER4. Socioeconomic Impacts of Roads.- Chapter5. Sociocultural Impacts of Roads.- PARTIV: THE WAY FORWARD.- Chapter6. The Future of Himalayan Mobilities.