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Third World Political Ecology by Raymond L. Bryant
Book DescriptionAn effective response to contemporary environmental problems demands an approach that integrates political, economic and ecological issues. Third World Political Ecology provides an introduction to an exciting new research field that aims to develop an integrated understanding of the political economy of environmental change in the Third World. The authors review the historical development of the field, explain what is distinctive about Third World political ecology, and suggest areas for future development. Clarifying the essentially politicised condition of environmental change today, the authors explore the role of various actors - states, multilateral institutions, businesses, environmental non-governmental organisations, poverty-stricken farmers, shifting cultivators and other 'grassroots' actors - in the development of the Third World's politicised environment. Third World Political Ecology is the first major attempt to explain the development and characteristics of environmental problems that plague parts of Asia, Africa and Latin America. Drawing on examples from throughout the Third World, the book will be of interest to all those who wish to understand the political and economic bases of the Third World's current predicament.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415127448
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Jul-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Raymond L. Bryant
Third World Political Ecology, Hardback (July 1997)
By drawing on examples from throughout the Third World, Bryant and Bailey explain the development and characteristics of environmental problems that plague parts of Asia, Africa and Latin America and their political and economic bases.
Environmental Change in South-east Asia, Paperback (July 1996)» View all books by Raymond L. Bryant
Highlighting flaws in present economic and ecological approaches, the authors stress that neither the quest for sustainable development nor the process of environmental change itself can be understood without reference to political process.
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Author Biography - Raymond L. Bryant
Raymond Bryant is a Lecturer in Geography at King's College, London and Sinead Bailey is a PhD Candidate at King's College, London
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