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Inequality, Democracy, and Macro-Structural Environmental Sociology

Liam Downey

in Inequality, Democracy, and the Environment

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479850723
eISBN:
9781479885978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479850723.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter proposes an alternative framework for explaining the global environmental crisis: the inequality, democracy, and the environment (IDE) model. It first considers the macro-structural ... More


The World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the Environment

Liam Downey

in Inequality, Democracy, and the Environment

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479850723
eISBN:
9781479885978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479850723.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter examines how globalization produces social and environmental consequences as a result of specific decisions made by powerful actors in a set of elite-controlled institutions that have ... More


Armed Violence, Natural Resources, and the Environment

Liam Downey

in Inequality, Democracy, and the Environment

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479850723
eISBN:
9781479885978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479850723.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter examines how natural resource extraction and armed violence cause social and environmental harm. It first considers armed violence as one of several overlapping and mutually reinforcing ... More


Environmental Degradation Reconsidered

Liam Downey

in Inequality, Democracy, and the Environment

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479850723
eISBN:
9781479885978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479850723.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This book has highlighted the limitations of existing arguments in accounting for the structural causes of social and environmental harm, including macro-structural environmental sociology, with ... More


Modern Agriculture and the Environment

Liam Downey

in Inequality, Democracy, and the Environment

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479850723
eISBN:
9781479885978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479850723.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter examines how modern agriculture causes social and environmental harm by focusing on eight organizational, institutional, and network-based mechanisms used by economic and political ... More


Restricted Decision Making and U.S. Energy and Military Policy in the George W. Bush Administration

Liam Downey

in Inequality, Democracy, and the Environment

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479850723
eISBN:
9781479885978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479850723.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter examines the elite roots of U.S. energy and military policy under the George W. Bush administration. It first provides an overview of U.S. energy and military policy since World War II ... More


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