ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Political Economy of Ecology Movements

Political Economy of Ecology Movements Jayanta Bandyopadhyay Vandana Shiva Development activity in India has proceeded on a resource-intensive path. It has seriously disrupted ecological stability of life support systems which has been maintained through centuries. Resource demands of the process have undermined the productive potential of natural resources and have created severe ecological instability It is in this context that ecology movements have emerged and are throwing up indicators to assess the impact of development process on natural resources, their uses and how the cost and benefits they carry are distributed among different societal groups. This paper attempts to systematise and provide a conceptual framework for understanding the development process and its structural features from the .ecological perspective.

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