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Human occupation development in the High Mountains of Sinai Peninsula, Egypt with Alpine and Himalayan reflections in the light of rural-urban development ‘socio-economy’, semi-arid watershed management ‘cocio-ecology’ and land use policy ‘governance’

Shams El Din, Ahmed (2013) Human occupation development in the High Mountains of Sinai Peninsula, Egypt with Alpine and Himalayan reflections in the light of rural-urban development ‘socio-economy’, semi-arid watershed management ‘cocio-ecology’ and land use policy ‘governance’. Advisor: Casini, Prof. Lorenzo. pp. 553. [IMT PhD Thesis]

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Abstract

In theory and practice, centralization, sub-optimization, and transborder crisscross culture have been extensively discussed over decades with limited progress on the interdisciplinary level in the developing countries (precisely in the remote semi-arid highland regions: the High Mountains of Sinai Peninsula). Post the Egyptian National Reforms Revolution of January 25, 2011 CE, the need for a decentralized governance structure in the Arab Republic of Egypt surfaced once again as one of the very demanding reforms for socio-economic and socio-ecological sustainable development., accounting to several domestic (e.g. social strategy, behaviour and stratification; traditional tribal system ‘kinship seniority’ and alliances; social homogeneity subdivisions; survival strategies and interaction; urbanization, trade and mobility; productivity and resources exploitation) and external ones (e.g. cross political and economic interest, and warfare). A Comparative Corporate Governance Model ‘CCGM’ based on three integrated sub-models is conducted to identify, address, and feasibly resolve the previously discussed issues: 1 a newly modified timeline-based version of Quality Function Deployment ‘QFD’, addressing the socioeconomic aspects and needs (i.e. issues of interest; domestic and global practice); 2 heritage-based arid/semi-arid watershed management model, utilizing the heritage economic-conservation and experimental archeology methodologies and techniques as the core for a low cost model; 3 dynamic sub-monitoring model, enabling multilevel decision making actions (i.e. predictive/preventive); all under routine and breaking governance events In practice, the high mountains act as a system under pre-defined criteria. The CCGM resolves the legislative and administrative constraints (e.g. land use and ownership) by decentralizing the planning and decision making process on the micro-local/municipal and macro-regional/governorate levels. It is an interdisciplinary approach towards natural-cultural heritage conservation and preservation under the sustainability and decrease theories while being subjected to a domestic profit maximization trend. It is conducted inSinai Peninsula with reflections on the Alpine and Himalayan contexts.

Item Type: IMT PhD Thesis
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
PhD Course: Management and Development of Cultural Heritage
Identification Number: 10.6092/imtlucca/e-theses/101
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2013 10:37
URI: http://e-theses.imtlucca.it/id/eprint/101

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