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World in Motion: The Globalization and the Environment Reader

World in Motion: The Globalization and the Environment Reader (Hardback)

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The essays collected in World in Motion all address the same issue: The global paradox that modern prosperity has entailed extreme environmental degradation. Gary M. Kroll and Richard H. Robbins present readings covering all principal viewpoints on this matter, from the neoliberal belief that environmental and social problems can be fixed through a growing economy to the critics of globalization who equate growth with environmental degradation. This book asks an important question: Can we simply accelerate growth under the assumption that increased prosperity and new technologies will allow us to reverse environmental damage? Or do we need to transform our modes of living radically to maintain the health of the world around us?

BusinessEconomicsDevelopment economicsSport & Hobbies Publisher: AltaMira Press,U.S. Publication Date: 16/12/2008 ISBN-13: 9780759110250  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Gary M. Kroll is associate professor in the History Department of SUNY at Plattsburgh. Richard H. Robbins is University Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Anthropology of SUNY at Plattsburgh.

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