The Environmentalism of the Poor: A Study of Ecological Conflicts and Valuation

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Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2003 - Business & Economics - 328 pages
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Contents

1 Currents of environmentalism
1
taking Nature into account
16
3 Indices of unsustainability and neoMalthusianism
39
the study of ecological distribution conflicts
54
5 Mangroves versus shrimps
79
gold oil forests rivers biopiracy
100
7 Indicators of urban unsustainability as indicators of social conflict
153
8 Environmental justice in the United States and South Africa
168
9 The state and other actors
195
10 The ecological debt
213
11 On the relations between political ecology and ecological economics
252
Bibliography
273
Index
295
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