Environmental Inequalities Beyond Borders: Local Perspectives on Global Injustices (Urban and Industrial Environments)

By Julian Agyeman

Multinational firms frequently take advantage of usual assets or find factories in terrible nations faraway from the call for for the goods and earnings that consequence. constructed international locations additionally generally sell off dangerous fabrics and bring greenhouse fuel emissions that experience a disproportionate effect on constructing nations. This ebook investigates how those and different globalized practices precise excessive social and environmental expenses as bad, neighborhood groups are compelled to deal with depleted assets, toxins, illnesses, and social and cultural disruption. Case stories drawn from Africa, Asia, the Pacific Rim, and Latin the United States severely verify how different kinds of international inequalities play out on neighborhood terrains. those variety from an overview of the professionals and cons of overseas funding in Fiji to an account of the paintings of transnational activists scuffling with poisonous waste disposal in Mozambique. Taken jointly, the chapters show the spatial disconnect among international intake and creation at the one hand and native environmental caliber and human rights at the different. the result's a wealthy point of view not just at the methods industries, governments, and intake styles might additional entrench latest inequalities but in addition on how rising networks and hobbies can foster institutional swap and advertise social equality and environmental justice.

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