Liberation Ecologies: Environment, Development and Social Movements

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Richard Peet, Michael Watts
Taylor & Francis, Jun 1, 2002 - Social Science - 464 pages
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Liberation Ecologies brings together some of the most exciting theorists in the field to explore the impact of political ecology in today's developing world. The book casts new light on the crucial interrelations of development, social movements and the environment in the South - the 'bigger' half of our planet - and raises questions and hopes about change on the global scale.
The in-depth case material is drawn from across the Developing World, from Latin America, Africa and Asia. The issues raised in contemporary political, economic and social theory are illustrated through these case studies.
Ultimately, Liberation Ecologies questions what we understand by 'development', be it mainstream or alternative, and seeks to renew our sense of nature's range of possibilities.

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Richard Peet is Professor at the Graduate School of Geography, Clark University and Co-Editor of "Economic Geography," His previous books include "Radical Geography" (1978), "International Capitalism and International Restructuring" (with Nigel Thrift, 1987), "New Models in Geography" (2 volumes, 1989), "Global Capitalism "(1991) and "Liberation Ecologies" (with Michael Watts, 1996).

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