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By Liam Downey

Winner, American Sociological organization part on surroundings and expertise Allan Schnaiberg extraordinary booklet Award

The international at the moment faces a number of serious social and environmental crises, together with financial under-development, common poverty and starvation, loss of secure ingesting water for one-sixth of the world’s inhabitants, deforestation, swiftly expanding degrees of pollutants and waste, dramatic declines in soil fertility and biodiversity, and international warming.  Inequality, Democracy, and the surroundings sheds mild at the structural factors of those and different social and environmental crises, highlighting particularly the most important position that elite-controlled enterprises, associations, and networks play in growing those crises.  

Liam Downey makes a speciality of 4 topics—globalization, agriculture, mining, and U.S. power and army policy—to exhibit how organizational and institutional inequality and elite-controlled organizational networks produce environmental degradation and social damage. He makes a speciality of key associations just like the international financial institution, the overseas financial Fund, the U.S. army and the realm alternate association to teach how particular rules are conceived and enacted with a view to extra elite pursuits. eventually, Downey lays out a direction for environmental social scientists and environmentalists to raised comprehend and aid resolve the world’s myriad social and environmental crises.  Inequality, Democracy and the Environment offers a passionate exposé of the real position inequality, undemocratic associations and organizational strength play in harming humans and the environment. 

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