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REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR SUSTAINABILITY IN AMAZONIA: CONTROVERSIES AND CHALLENGES

https://doi.org/10.24057/2071-9388-2018-11-4-112-131

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Through a prospective study, structural issues that move Amazonia’s ecological and cultural complexity and its internationalization are analyzed in this article. Its predatory development in a global context permeated by sustainability is presented. It shows that capitalism has no heuristic reach to economically exploit Amazonia preserving its biomes. It prioritizes issues such as: What are the political foundations that permeate Amazonia’s global economic insertion? What are its links with the scientific and technological processes imbricated in worldwide environmentalism? Many proposals and uncertainties concerning Amazonia’s ecological issues are presented. The environmental and social impacts of the large socioeconomic development projects implemented in the region are shown. Technical elements to clarify the sustainability concept and its correlation with the development of Amazonia are presented and analyzed. Amazonia’s importance for the future of Brazil and the mankind, and the controversies on political and economic issues that impede its economic development are also discussed.

About the Authors

Marcilio de Freitas
Department of Physics, Federal University of Amazonas, Manaus
Brazil


Marilene C. da Silva Freitas
Department of Social Science, Federal University of Amazonas, Manaus
Brazil


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de Freitas M., da Silva Freitas M.C. REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR SUSTAINABILITY IN AMAZONIA: CONTROVERSIES AND CHALLENGES. GEOGRAPHY, ENVIRONMENT, SUSTAINABILITY. 2018;11(4):112-131. https://doi.org/10.24057/2071-9388-2018-11-4-112-131

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