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Title Environmental impacts of transnational corporations in the global south / edited by Paul Cooney, Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento, Argentina ; William Sacher Freslon, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Ecuador
Edition First edition
Published Bingley, U.K. : Emerald Publishing, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (x, 225 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Series Research in political economy, 0161-7230 ; volume 33
Research in political economy ; v. 33. 0161-7230
Contents Introduction / Paul Cooney and William Sacher Freslon -- Transnational mining and accumulation by dispossession / William Sacher Freslon and Paul Cooney -- Mining giants, indigenous peoples and art : challenging settler colonialism in Northern Australia through story painting / Seán Kerins and Kirrily Jordan -- Ecological-economic narratives for resisting extractive industries in Africa / Patrick Bond -- Petroleum accidents in the global south / Franklin Obeng-Odoom -- Transnational corporations, violence and suffering : the environmental, public health and social impacts from comparative case studies in Zimbabwe and Uganda / Fernanda Claudio and Kristen Lyons -- Environmental injustice in Northeast Brazil : the Pecém industrial and shipping complex / Antônio Jeovah de Andrade Meireles, João Alfredo Telles Melo and Magnólia Azevedo Said -- Family farming, the environment and the global food chain / Sérgio Pedro
Summary This volume explores the impact of Transnational Corporations (TNCs) on the environment of the Global South during this period of neoliberal globalization. Since the end of the 1970s, the role of TNCs in the global economy has developed significantly, and the subsequent changes to international institutions and the establishment of free trade zones have limited the effectiveness of environmental protections. Drawing together contributions from several continents, this important book examines the environmental consequences and crises resulting from these changes. It highlights the negative impact on the environment, ecosystems and ways of living for many people across the globe and shows how this is reflected in the struggle between corporate interests, social movements and human rights. Developing key themes around transnational extractive activity, especially mining and oil corporations; the impact of transnational capital on indigenous or traditional populations, and the role played by international institutions, Environmental Impacts of Transnational Corporations in the Global South is essential reading for all researchers and practitioners within the field
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject International business enterprises -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Developing countries
Social responsibility of business -- Developing countries
Business & Economics -- Corporate Finance -- General.
Business ethics & social responsibility.
International business enterprises -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Social responsibility of business.
Developing countries.
Form Electronic book
Author Cooney, Paul, 1957- editor.
Freslon, William Sacher, editor.
ISBN 1787560341