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Conflict Resolution in Coastal Zone Management
Article Type: Books and resources From: Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, Volume 19, Issue 4
Edited by Walter Leal Filho, Nils Brandt, Dörte Krahn and Ronald Wennersten,Peter Lang Scientific Publishers,Frankfurt,February 2008,Hardback Clothbound,246 pp.,ISBN 978-3-631573754,€37.80
In view of the importance of coastal areas to Baltic countries, integrated coastal zone management (ICZM) is a matter of prime concern. ICZM is also an important feature of the project Coastal Zone Management in the Baltic Sea Region, undertaken in the context of the Interreg IIIB (Baltic Sea) Programme. These experiences are presented in this book, which begins with an over-view of the issue of conflict resolution in coastal zone management followed by a description of a set of administrative and legal processes and of case studies in the following regions: Hamburg (Germany), Haapsalu (Estonia), KlaipĘda (Lithuania), Primorsk (Russia), Stockholm (Sweden) and Ventspils (Latvia). The third part presents information relating to the educational and training aspects of conflict resolution in ICZM. Thanks to its scope and trans-national dimension, this handbook will be instrumental for organisations responsible for ICZM and will provide some inspiration towards initiatives that can be undertaken at the local level in order to better understand, and hopefully address, conflicts arising in coastal areas.