This book offers a comprehensive look at the role of environment and development in small open economies. The authors develop both a stylized general equilibrium framework for analyzing such economies, with the unique feature of recognizing explicitly the problem of insecure property rights in remote regions at the land frontier. The book provides both interesting illustrative case studies from South East Asia, and also draws out important policy implications.'- Edward B. Barbier, University of Wyoming, US Deforestation and agricultural land degradation are major problems in developing countries. While they have attracted much attention, most analyses and policy recommendations examine them in isolation from their broader economic and policy setting. This path breaking and timely book takes an economy-wide approach to the analysis of developing-country resource degradation problems.