Development and the tropics: Political Ecologies of Lost Edens, Green Hells, El Dorados

Susanna Hecht

MINT088 | Autumn | 6ECTS

The tropics are one of the central areas to understand in development studies. They have had a complex role in colonial and Imperial history, in the politics of decolonization and in the development dynamics of present day globalization.Forms of development unfold also within the most complex environmental contexts, contexts which have planetary implications. Much of the future of the 21st century is being written in tropical development now.