Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9780745333946 Published March 2014 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $120.00 ISBN: 9780745333939 Published March 2014 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

The Violence of Development

Resource Depletion, Environmental Crises and Human Rights Abuses in Central America

Martin Mowforth

The Violence of Development

Martin Mowforth

Distributed for Pluto Press

272 pages | 5.90551 x 9.05512
Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9780745333946 Published March 2014 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $120.00 ISBN: 9780745333939 Published March 2014 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

This book examines the failure of ‘development’ in Central America, where despite billions of dollars of development funding and positive indicators of economic growth, poverty remains entrenched and violence endemic.

Martin Mowforth shows how development is predicated on force and systematic violence, through which the world's most powerful governments, financial institutions and companies punish the global south.

Crucially, the analysis in The Violence of Development comes from many development project case studies and over sixty interviews with a range of people in Central America, including nuns, politicians, NGO representatives, trade unionists, indigenous leaders and human rights defenders. This book is a compelling synthesis of first-hand research and development theory.

Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
List Of Boxes
List Of Figures
List Of Tables
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?
Selected Bibliography
Index

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