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Victims of Development : Resistance and Alternatives - Jeremy Seabrook

Victims of Development

Resistance and Alternatives

Paperback Published: 16th November 1993
ISBN: 9780860916116
Number Of Pages: 256

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This combination of analysis and first-hand reportage looks at the connections between development, economic growth, social justice and the environment—not in theory, but as this tangle of relationships affects people in their daily lives. It is rooted in the experience and struggles of people all over the world—in the Himalayas or on the islands of Malaysia, in the slums of Manila and Delhi or the tenements of Sao Paulo, as well as in the inner-city areas of Liverpool or the council estates of Cornwall. The author argues that the Western path of development has brought at least two intractable problems. The first is the widening chasm between rich and poor, within countries and internationally. The second is the damage to the resource-base of the earth, on which all economic systems depend. With the end of Communism, the dispossessed apparently no longer pose any threat to this kind of “development.” Relieved of the threat from the poor, the rich, only too aware of the environmental menace to their well-being, may be tempted to resolve it at the poor‘s expense. Avoiding this harsh possiblity is the objective of those seeking another form of development: one based upon a decent sufficiency for all, within the limits of what the earth can bear. This book aims to illuminate and champion that struggle.

The Tehri Damp. 1
Development and Economicsp. 7
Manilap. 23
Sao Paulop. 43
Rio de Janeirop. 51
At the Frontier: Delhip. 60
Replacing the Biospherep. 79
The Unsustainable City: Bombayp. 89
The Place of Flowers: Survival in the Cityp. 92
Industry in the Third World: A Tale of Three Factoriesp. 98
Regenerating the Countrysidep. 110
Death of a Socialist: The Chattisgarh Liberation Movementp. 125
Migrants and Refugeesp. 147
Life of Migrantsp. 152
Dispossessings: The 'First World'p. 159
Women Who Stayp. 167
Britain's Third World: Cornwall Underminedp. 174
Britain's Third World: The Land of Broken Toysp. 186
Scenes from a Developing Worldp. 193
Development and Human Needsp. 201
The Tourist Malignancyp. 207
Thailandp. 215
What is Development? Voices from the Southp. 226
Conclusionp. 249
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ISBN: 9780860916116
ISBN-10: 0860916111
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 16th November 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1

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