Marginality can be defined as a position at the edge or margin of a given set of phenomena. This can be simply a geometric or mathematical marginality but this paper concerns itself with political-economic marginality. Political-economic marginality is the condition of marginal political empowerment and/or marginal economic endowment. The (World) Commission (on Environment and Development) believes that people can build a future that is more prosperous, more just, and more secure. Our report, Our Common Future, is not a prediction of ever increasing environmental decay (The World... 1987, p. 1). Those who are marginal have a present which is less prosperous, less just, and less secure than is the case of their better-off peers.