Liberation Ecologies: Environment, Development, Social Movements

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Richard Peet, PhD, Richard Peet, Michael Watts
Psychology Press, 2004 - Nature - 444 pages

At the beginning of the 21st century, the environment and the future of development continue to be issues of crucial importance. Most explanations of environmental crisis emphasize the role of population growth, thus focusing their attention on the poor. By comparison, Liberation Ecologies elaborates a political-economic explanation drawing from the most recent advances in social theory. The new edition has been extensively revised to reflect recent changes in debates over the real definitions of 'development' and 'environment', and contains nine completely new chapters.

 

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Nice book to read. It deals with the politics of environment from stockholm to rio with new ecological problems and global ecological politics. must read for everyone interested in the debate.
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Contents

Liberating political ecology
1
The political ecology of famine the origins of the Third World
46
Invisible forests the political ecology of forest resurgence in El Salvador
62
Discourse and practice
103
Environmental discourses on soil degradation in Bolivia sustainability and the search for socioenvironmental middle ground
105
Purity and pollution racial degradation and environmental anxieties
123
Ecogovernmentality and other transnational practices of a green World Bank
164
Institutions and governance
191
Conflict and struggle
269
Violent environments petroleum conflict and the political ecology of rule in the Niger Delta Nigeria
271
Gender and class power in agroforestry systems case studies from Indonesia and West Africa
297
Gender conflict in Gambian Wetlands
314
Movement
335
Environment indigeneity and transnationalism
337
From Chipko to Uttaranchal the environment of protest and development in the Indian Himalaya
369
Movements and modernizations markets and municipalities indigenous federations in rural Ecuador
392

Naturestateterritory toward a critical theorization of conservation enclosures
193
Water markets and embedded institutions in Western India
216
Transnation environments ecological and social challenges to postsocialist industrial development
242

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About the author (2004)

Michael Watts is Director of the Institute of International Studies, University of California at Berkeley.

Richard Peet is Professor of Geography, Clark University, Massachusetts.

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