Chile: Environmental, Political and Social Issues

Diego Rivera Salazar (Editor)
Department of Water Resources, Universidad de Concepción, Chillán, Chile

Series: Latin American Political, Economic, and Security Issues
BISAC: POL057000

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Chile is recognized around the world for a strong economy, openness and political stability. There have been important advances in our economic model, educational system, and environmental regulation for sustainability, but further work needs to be done to improve Chilean competiveness and, most importantly, citizens’ welfare. This book presents recent research on environmental, political and social issues in Chile. Each chapter provides diagnostic information and presents proposals and new ideas for sustainable development in Chile. This book explores the current situation of water resource management in Chile, as well as the implications of the exploitation of natural resources on the economic and social dimensions. The dynamics of urban expansion and structure in Chilean cities is also analyzed. Regarding the social dimension, immigration and gender issues are included, as well as a sound diagnosis of the higher education system. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1. The Water Users Organizations in Chile
(Ovidio Melo, Department of Water Resources, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, University of Concepción, Chile; Rafaela Retamal, Environmental Sciences Center EULA-Chile, University of Concepcion, Chile)

Chapter 2. Sustainable Water Governance in Chile: From a Sectoral Management System to an integrated one?
(Rafaela Retamal, Environmental Sciences Center EULA-Chile, University of Concepcion, Chile; Ovidio Melo, Department of Water Resources, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, University of Concepción, Chile; José Luis Arumí, Department of Water Resources, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, University of Concepción, Chile;
Oscar Parra, Environmental Sciences Center EULA-Chile, University of Concepcion, Chile)

Chapter 3. Watershed management: Its scope, a general analysis of its situation in Chile, and one approach to deal with it integrating environmental, political and social issues
(Nicole Kretschmer, Centre for Advanced Studies in Arid Zones (CEAZA), University of La Serena, La Serena, Chile; Anja Wendt, Institute for Urban Water Management, Dresden University of Technology, Germany; Ricardo Oyarzún, Department of Mining Engineering, University of La Serena, La Serena, Chile)

Chapter 4. Economic drivers of Natural Resource Use in Chile: 1986-2003
(Pablo Muñoz, International Human Dimensions Programme, United Nations University, Bonn, Germany; Klaus Hubacek, Department of Geography, University of Maryland, USA; Rita Strohmaier, Department of Economics, University of Graz, Austria)

Chapter 5. Environmental outcomes: Linking social and economic issuesAlex Alex Godoy-Faúndez, Universidad Andrés Bello, Facultad de Ecología y Recursos Naturales, Santiago, Chile; Andrés Hernando, Universidad Adolfo Ibañez , Escuela de Gobierno, Santiago, Chile
C. Correa, Universidad Diego Portales, Escuela de Derecho, Santiago, Chile; Lorenzo Reyes-Bozo, Universidad Andrés Bello, Escuela de Industrias, Santiago, Chile)

Chapter 6. Mountains, deserts, beaches and glaciers: recent developments in Chilean tourism
(Axel Borsdorf, Institute for Interdisciplinary Mountain Research (IGF), Austrian Academy of Sciences, Innsbruck , Austria;
Carla Marchant Santiago, Institute of Geography, University of Innsbruck, Austria; Rafael Sánchez, Universidad Católica Silva Henriquez, Chile)

Chapter 7. Changes in urbanization processes. The intermediate cities in the Chilean urban system
(Axel Borsdorf, Institute for Interdisciplinary Mountai; Carla Marchant Santiago, Institute of Geography, University of Innsbruck, Austria; Rafael Sánchez, Universidad Católica Silva Henriquez, Chile)

Chapter 8. Higher education in Chile. Culture, assumptions, and the challenge of relevance and effectiveness
(Mario F. Letelier, Claudia A. Oliva, Cristian A. Cuevas, Rosario Carrasco, Lorena López, Center for Research in Creativity and Higher Education, University of Santiago of Chile, Chile)

Chapter 9. The Liberal Dilemma and Immigration Policy in Chile
(Rocío Faúndez, Political Science and International Relations Department at Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Santiago de Chile, Chile)
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Chapter 10. Exploring the interlinkages between informal entrepreneurship, traditional medicine and urban development: a case study from Araucania, Chile
(Costanza Torri, Department of Sociology, University of New Brunswick, Canada)

Chapter 11. IDF Curves on central-south Chile
(Roberto Pizarro, Centro Tecnológico de Hidrología Ambiental, Universidad de Talca, Chile; Pablo García-Chevesich, Deparment of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Universi1ty of Arizona, USA
Francisco Balocchi, Centro Tecnológico de Hidrología Ambiental, Universidad de Talca, Chile; Rodrigo Valdés, Centro Tecnológico de Hidrología Ambiental, Universidad de Talca, Chile)

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