Global Spin: The Corporate Assault on Environmentalism / Edition 2

Global Spin: The Corporate Assault on Environmentalism / Edition 2

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by Sharon Beder, Beder
     
 

Global Spin shows how, in a relentless assault on democracy and its institutions, the massive, covert power of large corporations has enabled corporate agendas to dominate the international debate about the state of the environment and the most effective means of solving environmental problems. This updated edition includes new chapters about the business campaign to… See more details below

Overview

Global Spin shows how, in a relentless assault on democracy and its institutions, the massive, covert power of large corporations has enabled corporate agendas to dominate the international debate about the state of the environment and the most effective means of solving environmental problems. This updated edition includes new chapters about the business campaign to prevent action on global warming, and whether Greenpeace's ideals are being compromised by 'greenwash'.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931498081
Publisher:
Chelsea Green Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.17(w) x 9.24(h) x 1.07(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements7
Foreword9
1Introduction15
2Fronting for Industry27
3The Wise Use Movement47
4Lawsuits Against Public Participation63
5Conservative Think-Tanks75
6Think-Tanks and the Environment91
7The Public Relations Industry107
8Public Relations Strategies125
9Scientific Controversy: Dioxin141
10Advertisers: Getting them Young161
11Advertisers: Influence and Strategies175
12The Media: Corporate Influences195
13Reporting on the Environment213
14Global Warming: Corporate-Sponsored confusion233
15'Greenwashing' an Olympic-Sized Toxic Dump247
16From Green Warriors to 'Greenwashers'261
17Conclusion: Declining Democracy275
References286
Bibliography301
Index324

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