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Environmental Impacts of Transnational Corporations in the Global South

by Paul Cooney and William Sacher Emerald Publishing Limited
Pub Date:
11/2018
ISBN:
9781787560352
Format:
Hbk 240 pages
Price:
AU$149.00 NZ$153.04
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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.

Introduction; Paul Cooney & William Sacher Freslon          

PART I: EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES, SOCIAL CONFLICT AND DISPOSSESSION IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH
1. Transnational Mining Capital and Accumulation by Dispossession; William Sacher Freslon & Paul Cooney 
2. Mining Giants, Indigenous Peoples and Art: Challenging settler colonialism in northern Australia through story painting; Seán Kerins & Kirrily Jordan
3. Ecological-Economic Narratives for Resisting Extractive Industries in Africa; Patrick Bond  
4. Petroleum Accidents in the Global South; Franklin Obeng-Odoom
PART II: ENVIRONMENTAL CONFLICTS AND TRANSNATIONAL VALUE CHAINS IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH 
5. 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
6. Environmental Injustice in Northeast Brazil: The Pecém industrial and shipping complex; Antônio Jeovah de Andrade Meireles, João Alfredo Telles Melo & Magnólia Azevedo Said
7. Family Farming, the Environment and the Global Food Chain; Sérgio Pedro

Paul Cooney is Professor, Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento (UNGS), Buenos Aires, Argentina.
William Sacher Freslon is Professor, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Quito, Ecuador. He also works in the Programa de Cambio Climático (Climate Change Program, Ecuador.