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The Political Economy of the Environment

By: James K Boyce

160 pages, Figs, tabs

Edward Elgar

Paperback | Oct 2002 | #136479 | ISBN: 1843761084
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Hardback | Jan 2002 | #122465 | ISBN: 1840643668
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About this book

Examines the dynamics of environmental degradation in terms of the balances of power between the winners and the losers. Boyce 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 more environmental degradation.


Stealing the Commons; let them eat 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.

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