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Economic Growth Versus the Environment: The Politics of Wealth, Health and Air Pollution

By: Judith A Cherni

Palgrave

Hardback | Apr 2002 | #132398 | ISBN: 033392956X
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About this book

This is critical text of interdisciplinary research and a theoretically argued case for analyzing a physical/social problem with a political economic approach. Judith A. Cherni identifies the convergence of global economic growth trends and the localization of environmental and health risks. Backed by scientific findings, she challenges the exclusive use of the natural sciences for explanation. Drawing also on participatory knowledge of local residents, she uses an original database of a large household survey in Houston, USA.

'...general readers, undergraduate and graduate students, and researchers...will find this volume of some use.' - A.A. Batabyal, Choice


Contents

Literature on urban pollution and health; theory and practice of growth and degradation of nature; local change and globalization; monitored and reported local air pollution; social inequality and environmental health; partial betrayal of environmental protection and local risks.

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Biography

JUDITH A. CHERNI is Fellow Research Lecturer at the Department of the Environment and Technology, Imperial College, London. She has published book chapters and articles on globalization, modern risks, and local change.

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