“Adverse Forces” in the Brazilian Amazon: Developmentalism Versus Environmentalism and Indigenous Rights

  title={“Adverse Forces” in the Brazilian Amazon: Developmentalism Versus Environmentalism and Indigenous Rights},
  author={Andr{\'e}a Zhouri},
  journal={The Journal of Environment & Development},
  pages={252 - 273}
  • Andréa Zhouri
  • Published 2010
  • Economics
  • The Journal of Environment & Development
  • Since the 1970s, the ghost of an “international conspiracy” to occupy the Brazilian Amazon has emerged against the backdrop of shifting social and political realities. This article looks at how Brazilian political elites and military forces have influenced national interpretations of environmentalism and indigenous peoples’ rights. It considers the formation of long-standing images and ideas perpetuated through economic plans like Avança Brasil , Growth Accelerated Program (PAC), and the… CONTINUE READING
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