In discussing theoretical and analytical issues relating to cross-border resource management, this book explores a group of geographical, political, legal, economic and cultural factors that arise when political units (such as sovereign countries, dependent states and other administrative units) seek to maximize their political and economic interests while minimizing the resultant damage (e.g. resource degradation and preservation of the physical environment).
The book is organized into three parts. Part one discusses the theoretical issues relating to cross-border development and the cross-border management of natural and environmental resources. Part two provides a variety of alternatives to advancing cross-border development as well as of options for cross-border management of resource exploitation and for cross-border conflict management. In Part three, using the theoretical and methodological frameworks that have been discussed in Parts one and two, respectively, two in-depth case studies on cross-border development and resource management are provided.
- Examines various types of cross-border areas at both international and sub-national levels throughout the world as well as their geographical, political, economic and cultural influences on the cross-border resource management
- Uses the latest international and area data, resulting in new findings for cross-border environmental activities
- Contains numerous case studies throughout the world including in-depth case studies of cross-border resource management
Part One. Theory 1. Some basic concepts 2. Resource management and cross-border areas 3. Can cross-border resources be optimally managed? 4. Cross-border resource management: methodological puzzles 5. Institutions for cross-border resource management 6. Cross-border resource management in disputed areas
Part Two. Practice 7. The triangular resource management of the Tumen River area 8. The transnational water pollution in the Lower Mekong Basin 9. The U.S.-Mexico border environment cooperation 10. China's interprovincial border disputes at Lake Weishan
Rongxing Guo has served with the OECD in Paris and at the Brookings Institute in Washington, DC. He has taught at the Australian National University, the China University of Mining and Technology, and Korea University, and Gakushuin University in Tokyo. He has an Amazon author's page.