1st Edition

Debt and Adjustment
Social and Environmental Consequences in Jamaica

ISBN 9781138613706
Published July 30, 2018 by Routledge
116 Pages

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Book Description

Published in 1999, this text is based on original research carried out during 13 months fieldwork in Jamaica. The first key theme is an examination of the damage to the social environment and ecology of the island, which has resulted from IMF/World Bank prescribed structural adjustment policies. The second is the identification of a social movement in Jamaica of community environmental groups, some based in ultra-poor squatter communities. The study presents data and case studies which are characteristic of many "third world" countries, and links Jamaica's heavy external indebtedness to its deteriorating social environment and ecology.

Table of Contents

1. Crisis, Debt and Adjustment  2. Social Consequences of Structural Adjustment  3. Alternative Methodology in the Study of Adjustment  4. Does Adjustment Harm the Environment?  5. Social Action, the Environment and Adjustment  6. Summary and Conclusions

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