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Inequality, Democracy, and the Environment

Liam Downey


The world currently faces several severe social and environmental crises, including economic under-development, widespread poverty and hunger, lack of safe drinking water for one-sixth of the world's population, deforestation, rapidly increasing levels of pollution and waste, dramatic declines in soil fertility and biodiversity, and global warming. This book sheds light on the structural causes of these and other social and environmental crises, highlighting in particular the key role that elite-controlled organizations, institutions, and networks play in creating these crises. The book focuse ... More

Keywords: environmental crises, social crises, poverty, hunger, drinking water, deforestation, pollution, global warming, environmental harm, globalization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781479850723
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479850723.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Liam Downey, author
University of Colorado at Boulder