Plundering Paradise: The Struggle for the Environment in the Philippines / Edition 1

Plundering Paradise: The Struggle for the Environment in the Philippines / Edition 1

by Robin Broad, John Cavanagh, John Cavanagh
     
 

This gripping portrait of environmental politics chronicles the devastating destruction of the Philippine countryside and reveals how ordinary men and women are fighting back. Traveling through a land of lush rainforests, the authors have recorded the experiences of the people whose livelihoods are disappearing along with their country's natural resources. The result… See more details below

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This gripping portrait of environmental politics chronicles the devastating destruction of the Philippine countryside and reveals how ordinary men and women are fighting back. Traveling through a land of lush rainforests, the authors have recorded the experiences of the people whose livelihoods are disappearing along with their country's natural resources. The result is an inspiring, informative account of how peasants, fishers, and other laborers have united to halt the plunder and to improve their lives. These people do not debate global warming—they know that their very lives dep on the land and oceans, so they block logging trucks, protest open-pit mining, and replant trees. In a country where nearly two-thirds of the children are impoverished, the reclaiming of natural resources is offering young people hope for a future. Plundering Paradise is essential reading for anyone interested in development, the global environment, and political life in the Third World.

Author Biography: Robin Broad is Assistant Professor of International Development at American University and the author of Unequal Alliance: The World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and thePhilippines (California, 1988). John Cavanagh is Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and co-author, with Richard J. Barnet, of Global Dreams: Imperial Corporations and the New World Order (1994).

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520089211
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
08/29/1994
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword, by Barbara Ehrenreich
Acknowledgments
Generation Lost
Nature's Revenge
The Last Rainforests
"The First Environmentalists"
Life Along the Death March
The Wall
Hearts and Minds
"The Bastards of Bataan"
From Plunder to Sustainability

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