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 & Class*BR**BR*Tackling 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.
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  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 135 x 215mm
  • 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

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About Michael Goldman

Michael Goldman is MacArthur Fellow of Peace and International Cooperation at the University of California at Berkeley.
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