Toxic Exports: The Transfer of Hazardous Wastes from Rich to Poor Countries

Toxic Exports: The Transfer of Hazardous Wastes from Rich to Poor Countries

by Jennifer Clapp
     
 

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ISBN-10: 080143887X

ISBN-13: 9780801438875

Pub. Date: 08/28/2001

Publisher: Cornell University Press

International trade in toxic waste and hazardous technologies by firms in rich industrialized countries has become a routine practice. Many poor countries have accepted these deadly imports but are ill equipped to manage the materials safely. Environmentalists and the governments of developing countries have lobbied intensively and generated public outcry in an

Overview

International trade in toxic waste and hazardous technologies by firms in rich industrialized countries has become a routine practice. Many poor countries have accepted these deadly imports but are ill equipped to manage the materials safely. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801438875
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Boxes viii

Preface ix

List of Acronyms xi

1 Hazard Transfer from Rich to Poor Countries 1

2 The Hazardous Waste Trade and International Regulatory Measures 21

3 The Role of Environmental NGOs in the Evolution of the Basel Ban 53

4 Industry Players and Post-Basel Ban Amendment Politics 81

5 Foreign Direct Investment in Hazardous Industries 104

6 Market-Based and Voluntary Initiatives: Promoting Clean Production? 126

7 Conclusion: Prospects for Clean Production on a Global Scale 150

Index 173

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