Privatizing Nature

Privatizing Nature : Political Struggles For the Global Commons

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`An easily read book illuminating the multifarious process of environmental degradation, as well as the motley social movements, especially on a grass-root level, resisting the privatisation of common resources and ecological degradation on both a local and global level.' Capital & ClassTackling the key themes - such as the convergence of environment and social justice, global commodities, and the role of social movements - the contributors draw on examples from the Amazon, Mexico, Cameroon, India and the industrialised North.show more

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  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 135 x 215mm
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745313108
  • 9780745313108

Table of contents

Foreword by Susan George 1. Michael Goldman: The Political Resurgence of the Commons 2. Michael Goldman: Theories and practises of the Commons 3. Antonio Carlos Diegues: Social Movement and the Remaking of the Commons in the Brazilian Amazon 4. Lynn Stephen: Between NAFTA and Zapata: Response to the restructuring of the Commons in Chiapas and Oaxaca, Mexico 5. Samuel-Alain Nguiffo: In defence of the Commons: Forest battles in Southern Cameroon 6. Giovanni DiChiro: nature as Community: The nature of Environment and Social Justice 7. Michael Flitner: Biodiversity: Of Local Commons and Global Commodities 8. Sanjeev Pradash: Fairness, Social Capital and the Commons 9. Michael Thompson: Style and scale - Two Sources of of Institutional Inappropriateness Notes on Contributors Indexshow more

About Michael Goldman

Sheila Newman is an environmental sociologist and editor of articles on energy, population, land-use planning and resources. She co-edited the first edition of The Final Energy Crisis (Pluto Press, 2005). Her blog is at http: //candobetter.org/sheila. She is also an environmental film-maker._x000B_show more

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