Globalization and the environment: Greening global political economy

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Abstract

This groundbreaking study brings together economic globalization and the environment as never before. Gabriela Kitting argues for an "eco- holistic" approach that merges social, political, economic, and environmental analysis, so that a globalizing political economy may be understood in relation to environmental and social concerns. Key to this merging are the historical dimension of environmental-societal relations, the concept of consumption, and the concept of equity. To illustrate the utility of the eco-holistic approach, Kitting draws out the linkages between social and environmental degradation in West Africa, environmental and economic policies in the North, and the shopping habits of individual consumers, using cotton agriculture and the globalizing political economy of textiles as a case study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherState University of New York Press
Number of pages165
ISBN (Print)0791461351, 9780791461358
StatePublished - 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)

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