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Third World Political Ecology: An Introduction

Third World Political Ecology: An Introduction
Author: Sinead Bailey - Raymond Bryant
ISBN 13: 9780415127448
ISBN 10: 415127440
Edition: 1st Ed.
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 1997-10-31
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
List Price: $69.95

An 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.


An analysis of the political economy of environmental change in Third World nations throughout the world. Intended as an introduction to the research field of Third World political ecology. The authors explore the roles played by various entities in the development of the Third World's current politicized milieu of environmental change: states, multilateral institutions, corporations and other businesses, non-governmental environmental organizations, the local populations, and grassroots organizations. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.