Ecology and the World-System (Contributions in Economics and by Walter L. Goldfrank,David Goodman,Andrew Szasz

By Walter L. Goldfrank,David Goodman,Andrew Szasz

Integrating environmental and world-systems analyses in chapters starting from the traditional to the modern, from the worldwide to the neighborhood, from West to East, and from North to South, this publication is the 1st assortment to investigate environmental concerns from the world-systems point of view. The advent presents Immanuel Wallerstein's fullest explication of the function of ecological constraints within the world-system. Early chapters diagnose the expanding environmental threats to international sustainability and recommend how one can arrive at an built-in theoretical knowing of these threats. The paintings then indicates the old and geographical variety essential to do justice to ecological concerns in chapters contemplating old civilizations, capitalism, the circumpolar North, the dam-builders of Asia, and the polluters of East critical Europe. the ultimate chapters research the successes and boundaries of environmental hobbies within the usa, South Africa, and South Korea.

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