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Mortgaging the earth : the World Bank, environmental impoverishment, and the crisis of development / by Bruce Rich.

By: Rich, BruceMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: Washington, DC : Island Press, [2013]Description: 1 online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781610915151; 1610915151Subject(s): World Bank -- Developing countries | World Bank | Environmental policy -- Developing countries | Economic assistance -- Developing countries | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Finance | Sciences de la terre | Environnement | Economic assistance | Environmental policy | Developing countries | internationaal recht | international law | publiek recht | public law | duurzame ontwikkeling | sustainable development | milieuwetgeving | environmental legislation | milieubeleid | environmental policy | milieu | environment | Environmental Sciences (General) | Milieuwetenschappen (algemeen)Genre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Mortgaging the earthDDC classification: 332.1/532091724 LOC classification: HG3881.5.W57 | R53 2013ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
The Dwelling Place of the Angels -- Decade of Debacles -- Brave New World at Bretton Woods -- The Faustian Paradox of Robert McNamara -- Greens Lay Siege to the Crystal Palace -- The Emperor's New Clothes -- The Castle of Contradictions -- From Descartes to Chico Mendes: A Brief History of Modernity as Development -- Who Shall Rule the World--and How? -- What on Earth Is to Be Done?
Summary: The 1992 Rio Earth Summit was supposed to be a turning point for the World Bank. Environmental concerns would now play a major role in its lendingprograms and projects would go beyond economic development to sustainable development. More than two decades later, efforts to green the bank seem pallid. Bruce Rich argues that the Banks current institutional problems are extensions of flaws that had been present since its founding. His new book, Foreclosing the Future, tells the story of the Bank from the Rio Earth Summit to today. For readers who want the full history of the Banks environmental record, Richs acclaimed 1994 critique, Mortgaging the Earth, is an essential companion. Called a detailed and thought-provoking look at an important subject byThe New York Times, Mortgaging the Earth analyzes the twenty year period leading up the Rio Summit. Rich offers not only an important history but critical insights about economic development that are ever-more relevant today.Other editions: Reproduction of (manifestation):: Rich, Bruce. Mortgaging the earth.
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The Dwelling Place of the Angels -- Decade of Debacles -- Brave New World at Bretton Woods -- The Faustian Paradox of Robert McNamara -- Greens Lay Siege to the Crystal Palace -- The Emperor's New Clothes -- The Castle of Contradictions -- From Descartes to Chico Mendes: A Brief History of Modernity as Development -- Who Shall Rule the World--and How? -- What on Earth Is to Be Done?

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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The 1992 Rio Earth Summit was supposed to be a turning point for the World Bank. Environmental concerns would now play a major role in its lendingprograms and projects would go beyond economic development to sustainable development. More than two decades later, efforts to green the bank seem pallid. Bruce Rich argues that the Banks current institutional problems are extensions of flaws that had been present since its founding. His new book, Foreclosing the Future, tells the story of the Bank from the Rio Earth Summit to today. For readers who want the full history of the Banks environmental record, Richs acclaimed 1994 critique, Mortgaging the Earth, is an essential companion. Called a detailed and thought-provoking look at an important subject byThe New York Times, Mortgaging the Earth analyzes the twenty year period leading up the Rio Summit. Rich offers not only an important history but critical insights about economic development that are ever-more relevant today.

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