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Vulnerable Places, Vulnerable People: Trade Liberalization, Rural Poverty and the Environment

Edited By: JA Cook, O Cylke, DF Larson, JD Nash and P Stedman-Edwards

Edward Elgar

Hardback | Apr 2010 | #185467 | ISBN-13: 9781848443433
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While some argue that trade liberalization has raised incomes and led to environmental protection in developing countries, others claim that it generates neither poverty reduction nor sustainability. The detailed case studies in this book demonstrate that neither interpretation is universally correct, given how much depends on specific policies and institutions that determine on-the-ground outcomes.

Drawing on research from six countries around the developing world, the book also presents the unique perspectives of researchers at both the world's largest development organization (The World Bank) and the world's largest conservation organization (World Wildlife Fund) on the debate over trade liberalization and its effects on poverty and the environment.


Contents: Preface Warren Evans and David Reed 1. Trade Liberalization, Rural Poverty and the Environment 2. Trade Liberalization, Rural Poverty and the Environment: A Case Study of the Forest and Salmon Sectors in Chile Raul O'Ryan with Mario Niklitschek, Andres Ulloa and Nicolo Gligo 3. The Impacts of Trade Liberalization in Pingbian, China He Daming and Liu Jiang, with Bobby Cochran 4. Shrimp Exports, Environment and Human Well-Being in the Sunderbans, West Bengal Kanchan Chopra, with Pushpam Kumar and Preeti Kapuria 5. Trade Liberalization, Rural Poverty and the Environment: Two Studies of Agricultural Exports in Madagascar Bart Minten with Philippe Meral, Lalaina Randrianarison and Johan Swinnen 6. Trade Liberalization, Rural Poverty and the Environment: A Case Study of Sugarcane Production in the Incomati River Basin in Mpumalanga, South Africa Jo Lorentzen, Anton Cartwright and Charles Meth 7. Expansion of Shrimp Farming in Ca Mau, Vietnam Mai Trong Thong, with Hoang Xuan Thanh, Ha Thi Phuong Tien, Nguyen Thu Huong, Tran Tuyet Hanh, Ngo Van Hai, Vu Ngoc Huyen, Le Dang Trung, Le Phu Cuong, Le Van Hung, Cao Chi Hung, Tham Thi Ngoc Diep and Jacques Marcille 8. Lessons from the Case Studies Pamela Stedman-Edwards, Jonathan Cook, and Owen Cylke 9. Lessons from the Case Studies John D. Nash and Donald F. Larson 10. Beyond Trade: Economic Transition in the Globalization Era and Prospects for Poverty and Environment Bruno Losch Index

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