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dc.contributor.advisorGiraldo, Jeanne K.
dc.contributor.advisorTrinkunas, Harold A.
dc.contributor.authorHamilton, Alisha E.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:43:24Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:43:24Z
dc.date.issued2009-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/4872
dc.descriptionApproved for public release, distribution unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe struggle between development and conservation remains salient with today's focus on global climate change. This conflict is seen most clearly in the Brazilian Amazon. International, developed nations advocate conservation, while developing nations fight for progress. Conservationists expect international organizations, developed nations, and domestic grassroots organizations to pressure the Brazilian government in conserving the Amazon. Development advocates point to the need to stabilize Brazil's economy and expand into the Amazon for its untapped resources. To understand the impasse between these two forces, one must look to a third actor: the Brazilian military. This thesis examines the critical role of the military in Amazonian policy. Guaranteeing Brazil's borders and national security, the military views its infiltration of the Amazon as part of its mission. It also sees development and population increase as tools the government must use to increase sovereignty over the Amazon. This thesis concludes that the military and its concerns must be addressed before development policy in the Amazon can incorporate conservation. The Amazon must be conserved as a global resource but will continue to be developed until the military's role and views are changed.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/defendingamazonc109454872
dc.format.extentx, 87 p. ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.subject.lcshEnvironmental protectionen_US
dc.subject.lcshBrazilen_US
dc.titleDefending the Amazon conservation, development and security in Brazilen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.description.serviceor.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc319705722
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studiesen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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