The Political Economy of the Environment

Economic activities that degrade the environment do not simply pit humans against nature They also pit some humans against others Some benefit from these activities others bear net costs from pollution and resource depletion In this analysis, James K Boyce examines the dynamics of environmental degradation in terms of the balances of power between the winners and theEconomic activities that degrade the environment do not simply pit humans against nature They also pit some humans against others Some benefit from these activities others bear net costs from pollution and resource depletion In this analysis, James K Boyce examines the dynamics of environmental degradation in terms of the balances of power between the winners and the losers He provides evidence that inequalities of power and wealth affect not only the distribution of environmental costs, but also their overall magnitude greater inequalities result in environmental degradation Democratization movement toward a equitable distribution of power therefore is not only a worthwhile objective in its own right, but also an important means toward the social goals of environmental protection and sustainable development.
The Political Economy of the Environment Economic activities that degrade the environment do not simply pit humans against nature They also pit some humans against others Some benefit from these activities others bear net costs from pollutio

  • Title: The Political Economy of the Environment
  • Author: James K. Boyce
  • ISBN: 9781843761082
  • Page: 476
  • Format: Paperback
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