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Mortgaging the Earth

The World Bank, Environmental Impoverishment, and the Crisis of Development

Authors: Rich, Bruce

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  • An important companion to Bruce Rich's new book, Foreclosing the Future
  • Critically acclaimed when first published in 1994: Called "a hard-hitting and authoritative work, useful and provocative" by The Christian Science Monitor and "a detailed and thought-provoking look at an important subject" by The New York Times Book Review
  • Widely used in courses in political science, public policy, international relations, and environmental studies
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Called a “detailed and thought-provoking look at an important subject” by The New York Times, Mortgaging the Earth analyzes the twenty year period leading up the 1992 Rio Summit. Rich offers not only an important history but critical insights about economic development that are ever-more relevant today.

About the authors

Bruce Rich is lawyer who has worked for three decades with national environmental organizations. He is an expert on public international finance and the environment. He received the United Nations Global 500 Award for environmental achievement for his research and advocacy concerning multilateral development banks. He is the author of Mortgaging the Earth and To Uphold the World, as well as articles in publications including The Financial Times, The Ecologist, and Environmental Forum, the policy journal of the Environmental Law Institute.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • The Dwelling Place of the Angels

    Pages 1-24

    Rich, Bruce

  • Decade of Debacles

    Pages 25-48

    Rich, Bruce

  • Brave New World at Bretton Woods

    Pages 49-80

    Rich, Bruce

  • The Faustian Paradox of Robert McNamara

    Pages 81-106

    Rich, Bruce

  • Greens Lay Siege to the Crystal Palace

    Pages 107-147

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mortgaging the Earth
Book Subtitle
The World Bank, Environmental Impoverishment, and the Crisis of Development
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Island Press/Center for Resource Economics
Copyright Holder
Bruce Rich
eBook ISBN
978-1-61091-515-1
DOI
10.5822/978-1-61091-515-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 378
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