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Key points from Gray & Moseley (2005) o Conventional view is to blame the poor for environmental degradation; ignoring  the roles of other processes and actors o Malthus suggested poor are incapable of thinking beyond their next meal;  resulting in a vicious downward spiral o However, the reality is more complicated than this  POLITICAL ECOLOGY is  the study of how economic and social factors affect  environmental issues   it analyses the influence of society, state, corporate and  transnational powers o Poverty is often measured in GDP/capita, but much production and transfer takes  place in the informal market or in non-monetary terms.       E.g. wealth bay be  considered in terms of cattle holdings, rather than cash savings   a group of  households may not necessarily be poor; they may just be less involved in the  formal economy. As long as they can consistently meet their needs over time, 
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