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

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Examines the internal politics of transnational environmental advocacy networks.
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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
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 230
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Maria Guadalupe Moog Rodrigues is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the College of the Holy Cross.

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Table of Contents

Abbreviations and Acronyms



1. Introduction

Transnational Advocacy Networks, Civil Society, and the Environment: Defining Concepts
Key Questions
Research Method and Organization of the Book

2. The Dilemma of Amazonian Development and Its Impact on Rondonia

Amazonian Development and Military Rule (1964–1984)
Environmental and Development Policies for Amazonia in Democratic Brazil

3. Urgent Action! Transnational Mobilization against Disaster in Rondonia

The Beginning
The Rondonia Network Gains Momentum
Transnational Activism and Domestic Constraints—The Rondônia Network within Brazil
Taking Stock of the Rondônia Network in the 1980s

4. "Localizing" Transnational Activism—Success and Failure

The Issue of Transparency: Environmentally Sustainable Development to Whom? By Whom?
Building Capacity for Participation: Searching for the Right Recipe in Rondonia
The Rondonia Network’s Legitimacy Crisis of 1994
Taking Stock of the Rondônia Network in the Early 1990s

5. Listening to The Grassroots—The Rondônia Network and Local Politics

The Rondonia Network Takes Planafloro to the Inspection Panel
Evaluating and Restructuring Planafloro: A New Meaning for Environmentally Sustainable Development?
Taking Stock of the Rondônia Network at the Turn of the Millennium

6. Environmental Activism beyond Brazil I—The Struggle against Oil Exploitation in Ecuador

Fighting Oil Exploitation in Ecuador’s Oriente: Background and Network Origins
The Anti-Oil Network and the Campaigns against Texaco and ARCO
Taking Stock of Ecuador’s Anti-Oil Network

7. Environmental Activism beyond Brazil II—The Struggle against Large Dams in India

The Struggle against the Sardar Sarovar Dam—Background and Network Origins
The Narmada Network Strategies and Their Local Impacts
Taking Stock of the Narmada Network

8. Conclusions

Local Empowerment and Local Results
Lessons and Recommendations
Final Thoughts




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