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Environmental Justice, Popular Struggle and Community Development

Anne Harley and Eurig Scandrett


Community development takes place in contested spaces in which the interests of people living, working and surviving in communities come up against the interests of powerful groups and classes in the structures of exploitation, colonisation and neoliberalism. Where community development practices respond to issues of environmental concerns, this brings an additional dimension as ‘the environment’ becomes another arena for contestation. This book aims to draw on two essential sources for understanding this conflict. One source is in the rich yet conflicted theoretical resources which have devel ... More

Keywords: activist, colonisation, community development, environmental justice, neoliberalism, popular struggle, social movements

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781447350835
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447350835.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anne Harley, editor
University of KwaZulu-Natal

Eurig Scandrett, editor
Queen Margaret University

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