Rio: Unravelling the Consequences

Rio: Unravelling the Consequences

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by Caroline Thomas
     
 

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The interdisciplinary collection of essays investigates whether UNCED and its output were appropriate for averting global environmental and developmental catastrophe. The intellectual debate inside and outside UNCED has been dominated by powerful entrenched interests which marginalise rival interpretations of the crisis and block possible alternative ways forward.

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The interdisciplinary collection of essays investigates whether UNCED and its output were appropriate for averting global environmental and developmental catastrophe. The intellectual debate inside and outside UNCED has been dominated by powerful entrenched interests which marginalise rival interpretations of the crisis and block possible alternative ways forward. The crisis is therefore being tackled by a continuation of the very policies that largely caused it in the first place.

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Contributors from a wide variety of countries and disciplines concur that the much-touted Rio Conference in June 1992 has not led to improved prospects for the environment. The same entrenched interests that caused the problems, they say, are trying to solve them with the same entrenched thought patterns. They do see some hope in the identity crisis of the state, which might open a window for new models of relationships with nature and each other. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780714641102
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/28/1994
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

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