The Earth Brokers: Power, Politics and World Development [NOOK Book]

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Those of us who have watched the process have said that the Earth Summit has failed ... Multinational corporations, the United States, Japan, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund have got away with what they always wanted ... the Summit has ensured increased domination by those who already have power. Worse still, it has robbed the poor of the little power they had. It has made them victims of a market economy that has thus far threatened our planet ... few negotiators realised how critical their ...
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The Earth Brokers: Power, Politics and World Development

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Overview

Those of us who have watched the process have said that the Earth Summit has failed ... Multinational corporations, the United States, Japan, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund have got away with what they always wanted ... the Summit has ensured increased domination by those who already have power. Worse still, it has robbed the poor of the little power they had. It has made them victims of a market economy that has thus far threatened our planet ... few negotiators realised how critical their decisions are to our generation. By failing to address such fundamental issues as militarism, the regulation of transnational corporations, the democratisation of international aid agencies and the inequitable terms of trade, my generation has been damned." - Wagaki Mwangi, Kenyan, Youth delegate to the Earth Summit
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781317858102
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/4/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

List of Acronyms and Abbreviations
Introduction 1
Pt. I The Documents
1 Whose Common Future? 13
2 Southern Elites 30
3 Rio and Bust 39
Pt. II Non-Governmental Organizations
4 Telling 'Greens' Apart 65
5 Feeding the Peoples Into the Green Machine 79
6 What Did Environmental NGOs Achieve? 92
Pt. III Business and Industry
7 Promoting Big Business at Rio 109
8 Changing What? 121
Pt. IV Finance and Institutions
9 Can Money Save the World? 141
10 Institutional Outcomes 151
Pt. V Conclusions
11 What Now? 167
Notes 174
Bibliography 182
Index 184
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