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Ecuador's Environmental Revolutions: Ecoimperialists, Ecodependents, and Ecoresisters

Tammy L. Lewis

Abstract

Ecuador is biologically diverse, petroleum rich, and economically poor. Its extraordinary biodiversity has attracted attention and funding from such transnational environmental organizations as Conservation International, the World Wildlife Fund, and the United States Agency for International Development. In Ecuador itself there are more than 200 environmental groups dedicated to sustainable development, and the country’s 2008 constitution grants rights to nature. The current leftist government is committed both to lifting its people out of poverty and pursuing sustainable development; but pet ... More

Keywords: Ecuador, Environment, Biodiversity, Environmental organizations, Sustainable development, Petroleum, Ecoimperialists, Ecodependents, Ecoresisters, Environmental sociology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780262034296
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262034296.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tammy L. Lewis, author