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By Sergio Diaz-Briquets

ISBN-10: 0822957213

ISBN-13: 9780822957218

Conquering Nature offers the one book-length research of the environmental state of affairs in Cuba after 4 a long time of socialist rule, in response to broad exam of secondary assets, trained via the examine of improvement and environmental traits in former socialist nations in addition to within the constructing global. It methods the difficulty comprehensively and from interdisciplinary, comparative, and ancient views. in response to the Cuban instance, Díaz-Briquets and Pérez-López problem the idea that environmental disruption used to be no longer presupposed to take place lower than socialism because it was once alleged that guided via medical guidelines, socialism may well purely beget environmentally benign monetary improvement. in fact, the socialist environmental list proved to be a ways assorted from the utopian view.

Between the early Nineteen Sixties and the past due Nineteen Eighties the environmental scenario worsened regardless of Cuba’s attaining one of many lowest inhabitants development premiums on the planet and having eradicated severe dwelling normal differentials in rural parts, of the first purposes frequently blamed for environmental deterioration in constructing international locations. The government’s technique used to be to “conquer nature” and less than its critical making plans process, it didn't take neighborhood conditions under consideration. This forget for the environmental results of improvement initiatives keeps to today regardless of authentic allegations to the contrary—as the rustic pursues an fiscal survival procedure in accordance with the crash improvement of the vacationer region and exploitation of usual assets. An underlying end of the booklet is that the environmental legacy of socialism will current severe demanding situations to destiny Cuban generations.

Conquering Nature offers, for the 1st time, a correct research of socialist environmental regulations of a constructing kingdom. it will likely be of curiosity to scholars and students of Cuba and people drawn to environmental matters in constructing countries.

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