Economic Growth versus the Environment: The Politics of Wealth, Health and Air Pollution


The risks of current air pollution in world-cities seem to have vanished under the dazzling atmosphere of international competitiveness and growing higher standards of living. Yet, the trend for air pollution persists. This book presents the bewildering contradiction between successful economic regional growth and environmental degradation that leads to human ill health.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2002


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