Economic Growth versus the Environment

The Politics of Wealth, Health and Air Pollution

  • Judith A. Cherni

Part of the Global Issues series book series (GLOISS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Judith A. Cherni
    Pages 1-17
  3. Judith A. Cherni
    Pages 18-43
  4. Judith A. Cherni
    Pages 65-90
  5. Judith A. Cherni
    Pages 91-127
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    Pages 128-164
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    Pages 165-187
  8. Judith A. Cherni
    Pages 188-201
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 202-235

About this book


Judith A. Cherni presents a critical text of interdisciplinary research and a theoretical argued case for analyzing a physical/social problem with a political economic approach. The author identifies the convergence of global economic growth trends and the localization of environmental and health risks. Backed by scientific findings, she challenges the exclusive use of the natural sciences for explanation. Drawing also on participatory knowledge of local residents, she uses an original database of a large household survey in Houston, US.


air pollution economic growth environment environmental protection globalization growth health pollution

Authors and affiliations

  • Judith A. Cherni
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Environmental Science and TechnologyImperial College of Science, Technology and MedicineLondonUK

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