World Heritage: Benefits Beyond Borders


World Heritage Benefits Beyond Borders

World Heritage: Benefits Beyond Borders

International Institute for the Inclusive Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark

Edited by Amareswar Galla

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Launched at the closing ceremony of the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, November 2012, this thematic collection of case studies provides a thorough understanding of World Heritage sites and their Outstanding Universal Value in the context of sustainable development. The case studies describe twenty-six thematically, typologically and regionally diverse World Heritage sites illustrating their benefits to local communities and ecosystems and sharing the lessons learned with the diverse range of stakeholders involved. The volume emphasises a holistic and integrated view of World Heritage, linking it to the role local communities play in management and protection, and to issues of ecosystem sustainability, and the maintenance of biological, linguistic and cultural diversity. Cross-disciplinary in its scope, this book will provide a meeting point for researchers, practitioners, community representatives and the wider public and will promote cultural and natural heritage conservation as a key vector of sustainable development and social cohesion.

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  • casa.muzambike

    Very Interesting

  • culture360

    Can’t wait for “World Heritage: Benefits Beyond Borders” to be released!

    • CMediaAsia

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  • Thank you for your interest in “World Heritage: Benefits Beyond Borders”. It will be released in November this year (2012). The book can be pre-ordered via Amazon.

  • Congratulations Amar! “World Heritage: Benefits Beyond Borders” is a timely and valuable contribution that will deepen the understanding of World Heritage sites in the context of sustainable development.

  • W Manuhutu

    Looks like a very interesting and timely publication! Will it be published as an e-book also?

    • Director

      Thank you for your query. Not as yet as an e-book. It is over to CUP.

  • TshimangadzoN

    This book, even though I have not seen the content, reminds me of the Thulamela Heritage Site and Mamungubwe Cultural LAndscape. Thulamela shares the border with ZImbabwe and Mozambique while Mapungubwe is at the colonial border of Zimbabwe, south Africa and Botswana.

    The paper that I presented at the International Conference on leaving with World Heritage was on MApungubwe titled ” Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape: with or without communities” was looking at communities beyond international borders. I hope it will be one of the case studies in this wonderful publications.

    • Director

      Dear Israel, Thank you for your comment. Yes, I remember fondly of our working together on Thulamela in Kruger National Park. This book is already published. We should target the next one. In fact, your PhD thesis should be a book in itself. With best wishes, amar

  • Dilek Cansevgisi

    This book promises to be an invaluable source of inspiration!..thanks for reminding us once again with such eloquence that;
    “No man is an island,
    Entire of itself.
    Each is a piece of the continent,
    A part of the main.
    If a clod be washed away by the sea,
    Europe is the less.
    As well as if a promontory were.
    As well as if a manor of thine own
    Or of thine friend’s were.
    Each man’s death diminishes me,
    For I am involved in mankind.
    Therefore, send not to know
    For whom the bell tolls,
    It tolls for thee.” -John Donne

  • Congratulations sir! I would love to get my hands on this book very soon.

  • Kushal Parkash

    I have gone through the contents of this wonderful book, its an empirical case studies by the experts. Thanks Amar!

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  • nasir

    is this book available in Pakistan ?