Global Environmentalism and Local Politics: Transnational Advocacy Networks in Brazil, Ecuador, and India / Edition 1

Global Environmentalism and Local Politics: Transnational Advocacy Networks in Brazil, Ecuador, and India / Edition 1

by Maria Guadalupe Moog Rodrigues
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791458784

ISBN-13: 9780791458785

Pub. Date: 11/28/2003

Publisher: State University of New York Press

What is the role played by local organizations in transnational environmental advocacy networks? Global Environmentalism and Local Politics revisits this question by looking at transnational environmental activism in Brazil, Ecuador, and India. Rodrigues investigates the internal politics of these networks, focusing on their internal balance of power, choice of…  See more details below

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What is the role played by local organizations in transnational environmental advocacy networks? Global Environmentalism and Local Politics revisits this question by looking at transnational environmental activism in Brazil, Ecuador, and India. Rodrigues investigates the internal politics of these networks, focusing on their internal balance of power, choice of strategies, and distribution of resources among members at the international, national, and local levels. Contrary to existing assumptions, local organizations, rather than international or national non-governmental organizations, are the key players in these networks, while at the same time mere participation in transnational advocacy efforts does not necessarily lead to the empowerment of local organizations. Participation may, for example, impose unanticipated political and technical burdens, and despite their overarching common goal of environmental preservation, network members may have different understandings of what environmentally sustainable development is and how it can be best achieved.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791458785
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
11/28/2003
Series:
SUNY series in Global Environmental Policy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
209
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations and Acronyms
Preface
Acknowledgments
1Introduction1
2The Dilemma of Amazonian Development and Its Impact on Rondonia19
3Urgent Action! Transnational Mobilization against Disaster in Rondonia33
4"Localizing" Transnational Activism - Success and Failure49
5Listening to The Grassroots - The Rondonia Networks and Local Politics67
6Environmental Activism beyond Brazil I - The Struggle against Oil Exploitation in Ecuador93
7Environmental Activism beyond Brazil II - The Struggle against Large Dams in India115
8Conclusions135
Notes151
References181
Index191

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