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Corridors of Power: The Politics of Environmental Aid to Madagascar

Catherine A. Corson


Since the 1970s, the U.S. Agency for International Development has spent millions of dollars to preserve Madagascar's rich biological diversity. Yet its habitats are still in decline. Studying forty years of policy making in multiple sites, this book reveals how blaming impoverished Malagasy farmers for Madagascar's environmental decline has avoided challenging other drivers of deforestation, such as the logging and mining industries. This ethnographic study reveals how Madagascar's environmental program reflects the transformation of global environmental governance under neoliberalism.

Keywords: neoliberalism, Madagascar, biological diversity, Malagasy farmers, environmental decline, deforestation, global environmental governance, environmental program

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780300212273
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300212273.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Catherine A. Corson, author
Mount Holyoke College