Content Index

In this special issue on Disempowering Democracies, Papa Faye shows that "derecognition" is effectively a new "recognition" dynamic in decentralized forest management in Senegal, in which Forestry officials and agents derecognize elected local governments (ELGs) drawing upon technical claims.

In this special issue on Disempowering Democracies, Emmanuel O. Nuesiri critically examines the United Nations' REDD and REDD+ programmes (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation plus the sustainable management of forest and enhancement of carbon stocks) in Nigeria and finds them to exclude politically weak rural people.

In this special issue on Disempowering Democracies, Manali Baruah scrutinizes elite formation and elite capture through the case of a Community Resource Management Area (CREMA) in western Ghana.

The European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture, and Environment (EASLCE) promotes research and education in the fields of literary, cultural and environmental studies, and aims to cultivate a better understanding of the interrelationship between natures and cultures for a more sustainable future.

This collection brings a Canadian perspective to the growing field of animal history, ranging across species and cities, from the beavers who engineered Stanley Park to the carthorses who shaped the city of Montreal. Some essays consider animals as spectacle, while others examine the bodily intimacies of shared urban spaces.

Northern Canada's distinctive landscapes, its complex social relations and the contested place of the North in contemporary political, military, scientific and economic affairs have fueled recent scholarly discussion. At the same time, both the media and the wider public have shown increasing interest in the region. This collection extends our understanding of the environmental history of northern Canada—clarifying both its practice and promise, and providing critical perspectives on current public debates.

This collection of essays traces the century-long effort by Canada and the United States to manage and care for their ecologically and economically shared rivers and lakes, offering critical insights into the historical struggle to care for these vital waters.

This book brings together case studies of HGIS projects in historical geography, social and cultural history, and environmental history from Canada's diverse regions.

This collection highlights three quintessentially Canadian themes: seasonality, links between mobility and natural resource development, and urbanites' experiences of the environment through mobility. It divides the intersection of environmental and mobility history into two approaches. The chapters in the first section deal primarily with the construction and productive use of mobility technologies and infrastructure, as well as their environmental constraints and consequences. The chapters in the second section focus on consumers' uses of those vehicles and pathways: on pleasure travel, tourism, and recreational mobility.

This collection examines historical and contemporary social, economic, and environmental impacts of mining on Aboriginal communities in northern Canada. Combining oral history research with intensive archival study, this work juxtaposes the perspectives of government and industry with the perspectives of local communities.