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

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Edward Elgar Publishing, 2002 - Business & Economics - 312 pages
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'The book has three main strengths: its bibliography, which is extensive; the global perspective on the environmental movement and the relationship with poverty; and the general theme of this interdisciplinary work, which is not so much to provide new information, but to consider the existing information in a new light. Martinez-Alier is to be commended for taking such a step in the literature . . . the writing style is extremely approachable . . . Recommended.' - B.J. Peterson, Choice '[Joan] Martinez-Alier combines the honest discipline of a scholar with the passionate energy of an activist. the result, the Environmentalism of the Poor, is highly recommended!' - Herman E. Daly, University of Maryland, College Park, US the Environmentalism of the Poor has the explicit intention of helping to establish two emerging fields of study - political ecology and ecological economics - whilst also investigating the relations between them.

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