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Congo's Environmental Paradox : Potential and Predation in a Land of Plenty (Paperback) (Theodore
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Resource paradise for some and environmental nightmare for others, the Democratic Republic of Congo presents complicated strategic contributions in our increasingly globalized world. Congo holds many crucial natural resources: in production of cutting-edge high-tech gadgets, in its Inga Dam, which could light up all of Africa, and in its farms that have the potential to feed a billion people. With Congo's Environmental Paradox, Theodore Trefon closely analyzes the new dynamics at play in the country's rich forest, mineral, land, water, and oil sectors, revealing the often complicated interactions between political power, natural resources, and the various sectors themselves. Trefon explains how power, politics, and resource management in contemporary Democratic Republic of Congo need to be fundamentally reconsidered in light of recent research. The first book to present and thoroughly analyze Congo’s five strategic environmental sectors—forests, minerals, land, water, and oil—in a holistic way,Congo's Environmental Paradox will be of immense interest among researchers, policymakers, and academics who wish to know more about the country’s current “resource curse” and the roadblocks and paths to eventual Congolese economic improvement.
Number of Pages: 194
Genre: Political Science, Nature
Sub-Genre: Natural Resources
Series Title: African Arguments
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Theodore Trefon
Street Date: May 15, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-17-9455
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