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Author Roberts, J. Timmons.

Title Trouble in paradise : globalization and environmental crises in Latin America / by J. Timmons Roberts and Nikki Demetria Thanos ; with a foreword by David Helvarg.

Published New York : Routledge, 2003.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bund  338.9807 ROBE {Bund81 20190820}    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvii, 285 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword: When the People Lead / David Helvarg vii -- Chapter 1 Scene, Its Problems and Roots 1 -- Chapter 2 Pollution Havens on the United States--Mexico Border? NAFTA, Free Trade, and the Environment 35 -- Chapter 3 Green Revolutions, Deforestation, and New Ideas 65 -- Chapter 4 Hazards of an Urban Continent 95 -- Chapter 5 Bio-Splendor, Devastation, and Competing Visions in the Amazon 129 -- Chapter 6 Indigenous Peoples, Development Megaprojects, and Internet Resistance 165 -- Chapter 7 Building a Global Civil Society: Living What We Know 193.
Summary The steady degradation of Latin America's environment has become an issue of paramount importance on the international agenda. Though many have claimed that development is the silver bullet solution to these ills, in reality, short-term foreign investment has only exacerbated the problem -- and mired the region in insurmountable debt. Comprehensive and captivating in its consideration of the Latin American environmental crisis, Trouble in Paradise is essential reading for anyone concerned about the future of Latin America, and the ecology of the world at large.
Other author Thanos, Nikki Demetria.
Subject Sustainable development -- Latin America.
Pollution -- Latin America.
Environmental degradation -- Latin America.
Environmental policy -- Latin America.
Latin America -- Environmental conditions.
ISBN 0415929792 (HC : alk. paper)
0415929806 (PB : alk. paper)