Resource Studies

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Empowering Electricity

Co-operatives, Sustainability, and Power Sector Reform in Canada

UBC Press

This revealing analysis of Canada’s electrical power co-operatives challenges our understanding of their history and shines a light on their potential within the nation’s electricity sector.

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Where the Rivers Meet

Pipelines, Participatory Resource Management, and Aboriginal-State Relations in the Northwest Territories

UBC Press

An examination of Sahtu Dene participation in the assessment of the Mackenzie Gas pipeline and other resource extraction projects, this book provides an in-depth account of the workings and effects of participatory environmental assessment in the Canadian North and its implications for the legitimization of resource co-management.

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A Town Called Asbestos

Environmental Contamination, Health, and Resilience in a Resource Community

UBC Press

In A Town Called Asbestos, a mining town’s proud and painful history is unearthed to reveal the challenges a small resource community faced in a globalized world.

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Leaky Governance

Alternative Service Delivery and the Myth of Water Utility Independence

UBC Press

Municipalities face important water supply challenges. One response has been to render utilities independent from municipal government through alternative service delivery. Both water management and municipal governance must be strengthened to meet contemporary water supply needs.

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Resource Communities in a Globalizing Region

Development, Agency, and Contestation in Northern British Columbia

Edited by Paul Bowles and Gary Wilson
UBC Press

This book explores how the peoples and communities of northern British Columbia are responding to global demand for local resources.

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Resettling the Range

Animals, Ecologies, and Human Communities in British Columbia

UBC Press

This unconventional history looks at the resettlement of interior British Columbia from the perspective of campaigns to exterminate grasshoppers and wild horses, creatures considered by some to be pests.

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