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The Environment and Emerging Development Issues: Volume 1
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The Environment and Emerging Development Issues: Volume 1

Partha Dasgupta and Karl-Göran Mäler

Abstract

This text is the first of two volumes. Two and a half billion people are affected directly on a day-to-day basis by the allocation and use of local resources. Yet ‘official’ development economics has concentrated on headline international issues and only recently begun to take account of the dependence of poor countries on their natural resources, the link between acute poverty and environmental degradation, and the problems associated with the management of local common property such as soil and soil cover, water, forests and their products, animals, and fisheries. The chapters cover emerging ... More

Keywords: local resources, development economics, natural resources, acute poverty, environmental degradation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780199240692
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199240692.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Partha Dasgupta, editor
University of Cambridge
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Karl-Göran Mäler, editor
Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
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