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close this bookEcology and the Politics of Survival: Conflicts over Natural Resources in India (UNU, 1991, 353 pages)
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View the document1. Introduction: ecology movements and conflicts over natural resources
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I would like to gratefully acknowledge the support from the United Nations University which made this project on Conflicts Over Natural Resources possible. Special thanks go to Rajni Kothari and Giri Deshingkar, the Directors of the UNU programme on Peace and Global Transformation for their inspiration and guidance, and their commitment to participatory action research which created the space for intellectual search as an intimate part of social movements.

This work would not have been possible without the contributions of the many communities who are engaged in the struggle to protect their life-support systems. It is their ideas' knowledge and feelings which provide the insights on which the book is based.