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The Violence of Development


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Table of Contents

List of Figures, Tables and Boxes
List of Abbreviations and Acronyms
1. Introduction
2. Food: For Whose Table?
3. Water: Flowing in the Wrong Direction
4. Energy: Powerful Forces
5. Mining: All That Glitters...
6. Deforestation and Reforestation - Can't See the Wood for the Trees
7. Industrialisation and Free Trade Treaties: From Slavery to Sweatshop
8. Indigenous Groups: The Fourth World Fights Back
9. The Violence of Development: Human Rights Defenders against the Wall
10. Whither Development?
Select Bibliography

About the Author

Martin Mowforth lecturers at the University of Plymouth in the UK. He is the author of The Violence of Development (Pluto, 2014) and co-author of Tourism and Sustainability: Development, Globalisation and New Tourism in the Third World (2009).


'Distinctively emphasises the violent and destructive effects of the development policies that have been implemented in Central America' -- Linda Holland, Director of The Institute for Central American Studies (ICAS)

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