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Desertification in Africa - Critique and an Alternative Approach

Publiceringsår: 1993
Språk: Engelska
Sidor: 23-32
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Geo Journal
Volym: 31
Nummer: 1
Dokumenttyp: Artikel


This article critically reviews the international debate on desertification, its status, rate as well as causes and consequences. The article rejects the commonly used concept of a degrading environment, but tries to explain the environmental problems as symptoms of a wider economic and political crisis. An alternative approach applying systems analysis of the entire socio-eco-system to the study of desertification and land degradation is discussed, with examples from the Western Sudan



  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary


  • ISSN: 0343-2521

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