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2nd Edition

Liberation Ecologies

ISBN 9780415312363
Published May 18, 2004 by Routledge
464 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Renewing Political Ecology Part 2: Discourse and Practice Part 3: Institutions and Governance Part 4: Conflict and Struggle Part 5: Movement

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

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