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The political economy of the environment

Author: James K Boyce
Publisher: Cheltenham, U.K. ; Northampton, Mass., USA : E. Elgar Pub., ©2002.
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Provocative and original in this study by J.K. Boyce he examines the dynamics of environmental degradation in terms of the balances of power between the winners and the losers. The losers are the majority and the winners are few but their lust for wealth is inordinate.
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Boyce, James K.
Political economy of the environment.
Cheltenham, U.K. ; Northampton, Mass., USA : E. Elgar Pub., ©2002
(OCoLC)647524433
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James K Boyce
ISBN: 1840643668 9781840643664 1843761084 9781843761082
OCLC Number: 47073284
Description: viii, 145 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Stealing the commons --
Let them east risk? --
Investing in natural and human capital --
Inequality as a cause of environmental degradation --
Rethinking the environmental Kuznets curve --
Power distribution, the environment, and public health --
The globalization of market failure? --
A squandered inheritance --
Democratizing environmental ownership.
Responsibility: James K. Boyce.

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