Power, knowledge and political ecology in the third world : a review

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Political ecology examines the political dynamics surrounding material and discursive struggles over the environment in the third world. The role of unequal power relations in constituting a politicized environment is a central theme. Particular attention is given to the ways in which conflict over access to environmental resources is linked to systems of political and economic control first elaborated during the colonial era. Studies emphasize the increased marginality and vulnerability of the poor as an outcome of such conflict. The impact of perceptions and discourses on the specification of environmental problems and interventions is also explored leading on to debates about the relative merits of indigenous and western scientific knowledge.

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Article de périodique

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Progress in physical geography, issn : 0309-1333, 1998, vol. 22, n°. 1, p. 79-94, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 4 p.

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Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, London, Sage Publications

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