Environmental degradation, poverty, and sustainable development : a case study of rural Mexico and the community of Ayotitlán

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dc.contributor.advisor Veltmeyer, Henry
dc.coverage.spatial Mexico
dc.creator Tetreault, Darcy Victor
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:31:45Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:31:45Z
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.identifier.other HC133 T48 2001
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22267
dc.description xi, 244 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 225-244).
dc.description.abstract This thesis was written by Darcy Tetreault. It is entitled "Environmental Degradation, Poverty, and Sustainable Development: A Case Study of Rural Mexico and the Community of Ayotitlán." It begins by exploring the theoretical issues surrounding sustainable development; this is followed by a study of rural Mexico that investigates links between immediate causes of environmental degradation and broader social, economic, and political conditions; and it ends with a case study of a marginalized indigenous community within rural Mexico: Ayotitlán. The findings of this research suggest that the model of development that is currently being pursued by the Mexican government is not sustainable (either ecologically or socially), and that, in order to overcome the country's serious environmental problems, major structural adjustments need to be made so as to give marginalized people more control over their local natural resources, and more say in national-level decision-making.
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc HC133
dc.subject.lcsh Sustainable development -- Mexico
dc.subject.lcsh Sustainable development -- Mexico -- Cuautitlán (Jalisco)
dc.subject.lcsh Environmental degradation -- Mexico
dc.subject.lcsh Environmental degradation -- Mexico -- Cuautitlán (Jalisco)
dc.subject.lcsh Poverty -- Mexico
dc.subject.lcsh Poverty -- Mexico -- Cuautitlán (Jalisco)
dc.subject.lcsh Ejido de Ayotitlán (Cauatitlán, Jalisco, Mexico) -- Economic conditions
dc.title Environmental degradation, poverty, and sustainable development : a case study of rural Mexico and the community of Ayotitlán
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in International Development Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline International Development Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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