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Environmental planning in Barbados: A confident state, isolated environmental movements, and anxious development consultants

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Abstract

This paper explores the 'confidence' that different groups have during environmental planning in Barbados. It shows how anxious donor agencies and Western consultants have been accused of projecting their vision of development onto the country. I examine how isolated environmental movements act unaccountably on behalf of a disengaged population. As a result, with the legacy of independence still in people's memories, the State of Barbados speaks with a certain amount of legitimacy when undertaking environmental planning.


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Author(s): Pugh J

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Southeastern Geographer

Year: 2005

Volume: 45

Issue: 2

Pages: 192-205

Print publication date: 01/11/2005

ISSN (print): 0038-366X

ISSN (electronic): 1549-6929

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/sgo.2005.0029

DOI: 10.1353/sgo.2005.0029


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