The New Cultural Imperialism: The Greens and Economic Development

UCLA Dept. of Economics Working Paper No. 814

22 Pages Posted: 18 Apr 2002

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Deepak Lal

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics; University College London

Date Written: November 2000

Abstract

This paper argues that environmentalism has become a new secular Western religion, which threatens world disorder as well as the prospects of alleviating poverty in the Third World. It critically examines the Green agenda in terms of a number of prospective international environmental treaties: the Kyoto protocol, the Basle convention, the POPs treaty, and the Biodiversity convention, and shows how these pose serious threats to the prospects of alleviating poverty in India.

JEL Classification: Q01, O13, O19, Z12

Suggested Citation

Lal, Deepak K., The New Cultural Imperialism: The Greens and Economic Development (November 2000). UCLA Dept. of Economics Working Paper No. 814, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=307823 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.307823

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