Himalayan Mobilities: An Exploration of the Impact of Expanding Rural Road Networks on Social and Ecological Systems in the Nepalese Himalaya

Himalayan Mobilities: An Exploration of the Impact of Expanding Rural Road Networks on Social and Ecological Systems in the Nepalese Himalaya

by Robert E. Beazley, James P. Lassoie

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Overview

The goals of this book are to update information on the effects of rural road development, both in Nepal and globally, explain the environmental, socioeconomic, and sociocultural impacts of expanding rural road networks in the Nepalese Himalaya, and to promote further studies on rural road development throughout the world based on studies and investigations performed in Nepal. Readers will learn about the history of rural road development, as well as the challenges to effectively design and construct rural roads and how these obstacles may be overcome.
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. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319557571
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 06/22/2017
Series: SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 166
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Robert Beazley is a PhD Student at the Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University, . His general research interests include coupled human and ecological systems, impacts of expanding road networks on livelihoods, gendered mobility, traditional ecological knowledge, watershed management and water issues related to climate change, and community based natural resource conservation and management. 
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.

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