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The Resource Toxic exports : the transfer of hazardous wastes from rich to poor countries, Jennifer Clapp

Toxic exports : the transfer of hazardous wastes from rich to poor countries, Jennifer Clapp

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Toxic exports : the transfer of hazardous wastes from rich to poor countries
Title
Toxic exports
Title remainder
the transfer of hazardous wastes from rich to poor countries
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Clapp
Title variation
Transfer of hazardous wastes from rich to poor countries
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In recent years, international trade in toxic waste and hazardous technologies by firms in rich industrialized countries has emerged as a routine practice. Many poor countries have accepted these deadly imports but are ill equipped to manage the materials safely. For more than a decade, environmentalists and the governments of developing countries have lobbied intensively and generated public outcry in an attempt to halt hazardous transfers from Northern industrialized nations to the Third World, but the practice continues. In her insightful and important book, Jennifer Clapp addresses this alarming problem
  • Clapp describes the responses of those engaged in hazard transfer to international regulations, and in particular to the 1989 adoption of the Basel Convention. She pinpoints a key weakness of the regulations -- because hazard transfer is dynamic, efforts to stop one form of toxic export prompt new forms to emerge. For instance, laws intended to ban the disposal of toxic wastes in the Third World led corporations to ship these byproducts to poor countries for "recycling." And, Clapp warns, current efforts to prohibit this "recycling movement" may accelerate a new business endeavor: the relocation to poor countries of entire industries that generate toxic wastes
  • Clapp concludes that the dynamic nature of hazard transfer results from increasingly fluid global trade and investment relations in the context of a highly unequal world, and from the leading role played by multinational corporations and environmental NGOs. Governments, she maintains, have failed for too long to capture the initiative and have instead only reacted to these opposing forces
Cataloging source
DLC
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1963-
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Clapp, Jennifer
Index
index present
LC call number
TD1045.D44
LC item number
C58 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Hazardous wastes
  • Hazardous wastes
  • Globalization
Label
Toxic exports : the transfer of hazardous wastes from rich to poor countries, Jennifer Clapp
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The
  • Role of Environmental NGOs in the Evolution of the Basel Ban
  • p. 53.
  • 4.
  • Industry Players and Post--Basel Ban Amendment Politics
  • p. 81.
  • 5.
  • Foreign Direct Investment in Hazardous Industries
  • p. 104.
  • 6.
  • 1.
  • Market-Based and Voluntary Initiatives: Promoting Clean Production?
  • p. 126.
  • 7.
  • Conclusion: Prospects for Clean Production on a Global Scale
  • p. 150
  • Hazard Transfer from Rich to Poor Countries
  • p. 1.
  • 2.
  • The
  • Hazardous Waste Trade and International Regulatory Measures
  • p. 21.
  • 3.
Control code
46590025
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 178 pages
Isbn
9780801438875
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001001649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Toxic exports : the transfer of hazardous wastes from rich to poor countries, Jennifer Clapp
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The
  • Role of Environmental NGOs in the Evolution of the Basel Ban
  • p. 53.
  • 4.
  • Industry Players and Post--Basel Ban Amendment Politics
  • p. 81.
  • 5.
  • Foreign Direct Investment in Hazardous Industries
  • p. 104.
  • 6.
  • 1.
  • Market-Based and Voluntary Initiatives: Promoting Clean Production?
  • p. 126.
  • 7.
  • Conclusion: Prospects for Clean Production on a Global Scale
  • p. 150
  • Hazard Transfer from Rich to Poor Countries
  • p. 1.
  • 2.
  • The
  • Hazardous Waste Trade and International Regulatory Measures
  • p. 21.
  • 3.
Control code
46590025
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 178 pages
Isbn
9780801438875
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001001649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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