This book focuses on changes in environmental and economic policies in six developing countries. It shows how domestic politics interact with international actors such as multilateral institutions. It offers lively accounts of the behaviour of political actors, interest groups and the civil society, in particular environmentalists. It shows how ideas such as those of neoliberal economics affect policymaking, in particular during or after crisis, but also how social protest and demands for sustainable development are mobilized.
About the Author
BENEDICTE BULL Research Fellow, Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo, Norway BERNARD CONTE Senior Lecturer, University Montesquieu-Bordeaux IV, France SUNGHACK LIM Research Professor, Centre for International Studies, Yonsei University, Korea ALVARO LOPEZ MORA Professor of Political Science, University of Heredia, Costa Rica CHUNG-IN MOON Professor of Political Science, Yonsei University, Korea V.K. NATRAJ Director, Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai, India ALICE SINDZINGRE Senior Researcher, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris, France LARRY SWATUK Lecturer, Department of Politics, University of Botswana FERNANDA TUOZZO Research Fellow, FLACSO, Argentina DIANA TUSSIE Senior Research Fellow, FLACSO, Argentina and Former Undersecretary of State for International Trade Negotiations in Argentina PETER VALE Professor of Southern African Studies, University of the Western Cape, South Africa.
Table of ContentsList of Tables Notes on the Contributors Preface Introduction; H.Hveem & K.Hordhaug Shooting for Reform: The Interplay of External and Domestic Constraints in Argentina; D.Tussie & M.F.Tuozzo The Limits to Liberalization: Adjustment, the Environment, and Political Reaction in Costa Rica; B.Bull & A.L.Mora Weaving through Paradoxes: Democratization, Globalization, and Environment Politics in South Korea; C.Moon & S.Lim Industry Interests, Institutional Inertia and Activist Groups: Late Liberalization and the Environment in India; K.V.Natraj Reforms as a Domestic and International Process: Liberalization and Industry in Ivory Coast; A.Sindzingre & B.Conte Sunset or Sunrise? Regime Change and Institutional Adjustment in South Africa, A Critical Analysis; P.Vale & L.Swatuk Summary and Conclusions; H.Hveem & K.Nordhaug References Index