Trouble In Paradise / Edition 1

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Overview

Roberts and Thanos present an overview of the pressing nature of environmental degradation and narcotrafficking in Latin America. Their analysis reveals lax NAFTA ecological standards and built-in corrupt practices that encourage such a distressing situation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415929806
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/17/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

J. Timmons Roberts is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Mellon Program in Environmental Science and Policy at the College of William and Mary. He is author of Chronicles from the Environmental Justice Frontline, and From Modernization to Globalization.
Nikki Demetria Thanos works in MDexico as a Popular Educator and Political Analyst for Witness For Peace, a US-based non-profit organization. She studied environmental policy and Latin American studies at Tulane University, and has conducted research in Costa Rica, Cuba, Guatemala, MDexico and the Andes.

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Table of Contents

Foreword: When the People Lead
Preface
Ch. 1 The Scene, Its Problems and Roots 1
Ch. 2 Pollution Havens on the United States - Mexico Border? NAFTA, Free Trade, and the Environment 35
Ch. 3 Green Revolutions, Deforestation, and New Ideas 65
Ch. 4 Hazards of an Urban Continent 95
Ch. 5 Bio-Splendor, Devastation, and Competing Visions in the Amazon 129
Ch. 6 Indigenous Peoples, Development Megaprojects, and Internet Resistance 165
Ch. 7 Building a Global Civil Society: Living What We Know 193
Notes 213
Bibliography 235
Online Resources 267
Index 277
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