The New Cultural Imperialism: The Greens and Economic Development
UCLA Dept. of Economics Working Paper No. 814
22 Pages Posted: 18 Apr 2002
Date Written: November 2000
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
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