This book focuses on the political economy of the environment in Asia, examining the economic and political forces that have generated the problems, the political efforts to find solutions, and the economic and political contexts of proposed solutions.
1. Introduction 2. Colonization of Tribal Lands in Bangladesh and Indonesia: State Rationales, Rights to Land, and Environmental Justice 3. Territory, Forests, and Historical Continuity: Indigenous Rights and Natural Resources 4. Small-Scale Mining and the Environment in Southeast Asia 5. Mining and the Environment in New Caledonia: The Case of Thio 6. Smallholder Commercial Cultivation and the Environment: Rubber in Southeast Asia 7. The Political Economy of Eucalyptus: Business, Bureaucracy, and the Thai Government 8. Biotechnologies and Sustainable Development: Potential and Constraints 9. Energy Strategies and Environmental Constraints in China's Modernization 10. Japan and the Environmental Degradation of the Philippines 11. Debt and Environment: The Philippine Experience 12. Economic Growth and Environmental Problems in South Korea: The Role of the Government 13. A Social Analysis of the Environmental Problems in Thailand