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Community Response to Forestry Transition in Rural Canada: Analysis of Media and Census Data for Six Case Study Communities in New Brunswick and British Columbia AgEcon
Smith, Mark; Parkins, John R..
The forest economy is in transition across Canada. Faced with high dollar values, increasing competition within the global market, high input costs for energy, labour and fibre, and growing expectations for environmental performance, the forest sector is undergoing significant economic transitions as companies across the country cut costs, close mills and shed jobs. This report contributes to our understanding of community response to mill closure with a detailed description of six case study communities during a period of forest industry mill closures. Three communities are in British Columbia (Mackenzie, Quesnel and Fort St. James) and three communities are in New Brunswick (Dalhousie, Nackawic and Mirimachi). Empirical information is derived from...
Tipo: Report Palavras-chave: Media analysis; Rural sociology; Community development; Rural development; Social change; Community/Rural/Urban Development; R52; R58; Q33.
Ano: 2011 URL: http://purl.umn.edu/98645
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Farmer Group Development in Kenya: Issues and Recommendations for Service Providers AgEcon
Parkins, John R.; Gill, Dhara S..
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper Palavras-chave: Farm Management.
Ano: 1997 URL: http://purl.umn.edu/24128
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Social and Ethical Considerations of Nuclear Power Development AgEcon
Parkins, John R.; Haluza-DeLay, Randolph.
A new urgency is emerging around nuclear power development and this urgency is accentuated by the post-tsunami events at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. This urgency extends beyond these dramatic events in Japan, however, to many other regions of the world and situations where nuclear power development is receiving renewed attention as an alternative to carbon-based energy sources. As a contribution to the growing public debate about nuclear power development, this paper offers a set of insights into the social and ethical aspects of nuclear power development by drawing from published literature in the humanities and social sciences. We offer insights into public risk perception of nuclear power at individual and national levels, the...
Tipo: Working or Discussion Paper Palavras-chave: Nuclear power; Risk perception; Social context; Megaprojects; Energy production; Applied ethics; Social values; Social movements; Complexity; Hazards; Disaster response; Environmental Economics and Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Risk and Uncertainty; Q40; Z00.
Ano: 2011 URL: http://purl.umn.edu/103237
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