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Economia e Sociedade
versão impressa ISSN 0104-0618
PRATES, Rodolfo Coelho e BACHA, Carlos José Caetano. The process of development and deforestation in Amazonia. Econ. soc. [online]. 2011, vol.20, n.3, pp.601-636. ISSN 0104-0618. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-06182011000300006.
Basing on the literature review and on published dataset and following the time chronology of the events since the Portuguese colonization, this paper analyzes the stages of Amazonian region development and its impacts on deforestation, highlighting the policies addressing to foster the Amazon's development and the current stage of economic activities. The population growth and the economic activities, pointed out as the main causes of the Amazonian deforestation and stimulated by economic policies, have been unequally developed inside the Amazonian region, generating the unequal deforestation process among the Amazonian states and inside each state.
Palavras-chave : Amazonian region; Development; Development policies; Deforestation causes.