Low-income communities frequently suffer from a lack of access to, or lack of control over, the natural resources that surround them. In many cases, their local environment has been degraded by years of resource extraction and pollution by distant corporations or government agencies. In such settings, initiatives that build natural assets in the hands of the poor can play an important role in poverty-fighting efforts.
Natural Assets explores a range of strategies for expanding the quantity and enhancing the quality of natural assets in the hands of low-income individuals and communities. The book:
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James K. Boyce is professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and director of the Natural Assets Project of the Political Economy Research Institute.
Barry G. Shelly is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
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