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andlt;Pandgt;Multinational corporations often exploit natural resources or locate factories in poor countries far from the demand for the products and profits that result. Developed countries also routinely dump hazardous materials and produce greenhouse gas emissions that have a disproportionate impact on developing countries. This book investigates how these and other globalized practices exact high social and environmental costs as poor, local communities are forced to cope with depleted resources, pollution, health problems, and social and cultural disruption. Case studies drawn from Africa, Asia, the Pacific Rim, and Latin America critically assess how diverse types of global inequalities play out on local terrains. These range from an assessment of the pros and cons of foreign investment in Fiji to an account of the work of transnational activists combating toxic waste disposal in Mozambique. Taken together, the chapters demonstrate the spatial disconnect between global consumption and production on the one hand and local environmental quality and human rights on the other. The result is a rich perspective not only on the ways industries, governments, and consumption patterns may further entrench existing inequalities but also on how emerging networks and movements can foster institutional change and promote social equality and environmental justice.andlt;/Pandgt;

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Case studies demonstrate the spatial disconnect between global consumption and production and its effects on local environmental quality and human rights.

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andlt;Pandgt; Case studies demonstrate the spatial disconnect between global consumption and production and its effects on local environmental quality and human rights.andlt;/Pandgt;

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Multinational corporations often exploit natural resources or locate factories in poor countries far from the demand for the products and profits that result. Developed countries also routinely dump hazardous materials and produce greenhouse gas emissions that have a disproportionate impact on developing countries. This book investigates how these and other globalized practices exact high social and environmental costs as poor, local communities are forced to cope with depleted resources, pollution, health problems, and social and cultural disruption.

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Multinational corporations often exploit natural resources or locate factories in poor countries far from the demand for the products and profits that result. Developed countries also routinely dump hazardous materials and produce greenhouse gas emissions that have a disproportionate impact on developing countries. This book investigates how these and other globalized practices exact high social and environmental costs as poor, local communities are forced to cope with depleted resources, pollution, health problems, and social and cultural disruption. Case studies drawn from Africa, Asia, the Pacific Rim, and Latin America critically assess how diverse types of global inequalities play out on local terrains. These range from an assessment of the pros and cons of foreign investment in Fiji to an account of the work of transnational activists combating toxic waste disposal in Mozambique. Taken together, the chapters demonstrate the spatial disconnect between global consumption and production on the one hand and local environmental quality and human rights on the other. The result is a rich perspective not only on the ways industries, governments, and consumption patterns may further entrench existing inequalities but also on how emerging networks and movements can foster institutional change and promote social equality and environmental justice.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262515870
Subtitle:
Local Perspectives on Global Injustices
Author:
Carmin, Joann
Author:
Roberts, Debra
Author:
Ackley, Mary A.
Author:
Lewis, Tammy L.
Author:
Widener, Patricia
Author:
Schaefer Caniglia, Beth
Author:
Walker, Gordon
Author:
Agyeman, Julian
Author:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Author:
Alkon, Alison Hope
Author:
Vermeylen, Saskia
Author:
Pellow, David Naguib
Author:
Schweitzer, Lisa A.
Author:
Ma
Author:
Beth Schaefer Caniglia
Author:
Stephenson, Max, Jr.
Author:
Hicks, Barbara
Author:
Ali, Saleem H.
Author:
Max Stephenson, Jr.
Author:
ssachusetts Institute of Technology
Author:
Anguelovski, Isabelle
Publisher:
The MIT Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Urban and Industrial Environments Environmental Inequalities Beyond Borders
Publication Date:
20110404
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 map, 1 graph
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in

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"Synopsis" by , Case studies demonstrate the spatial disconnect between global consumption and production and its effects on local environmental quality and human rights.
"Synopsis" by , andlt;Pandgt; Case studies demonstrate the spatial disconnect between global consumption and production and its effects on local environmental quality and human rights.andlt;/Pandgt;
"Synopsis" by , Multinational corporations often exploit natural resources or locate factories in poor countries far from the demand for the products and profits that result. Developed countries also routinely dump hazardous materials and produce greenhouse gas emissions that have a disproportionate impact on developing countries. This book investigates how these and other globalized practices exact high social and environmental costs as poor, local communities are forced to cope with depleted resources, pollution, health problems, and social and cultural disruption.
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