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Author Allen, Robert, 1956-
Title No global : the people of Ireland versus the multinationals / Robert Allen.
Imprint London ; Sterling, Va. : Pluto Press, [2004]

Author Allen, Robert, 1956-
Subject Chemical industry -- Environmental aspects -- Ireland.
Pollution -- Ireland.
International business enterprises -- Ireland.
Environmental protection -- Ireland -- Citizen participation.
Description 1 online resource (viii, 280 pages)
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 268-269) and index.
Contents The politics of pollution -- Ballydine: tears in the valley -- Killeagh: power and effluent -- Cork: poison harbour -- Toxic Ireland: polluted -- Carndonagh: anxiety among the women -- Askeaton: in the shadow of the dragon.
Summary Ireland's economy has seen phenomenal growth since the 1990s, as a result of an earlier decision by the state to chase foreign investment, largely from US corporates. As a result, manufacturers of raw chemicals, pharmaceuticals and highly dangerous substances came to Ireland, where they could make toxic products free from the strict controls imposed by other nations. Robert Allen's book reveals the consequences to human health and the environment of the Irish state's love affair with the multinational chemical industry. The cost to Irish society was a series of ecological and social outrages, starting in the 1970s and continuing into the 2000s. No Global is a lesson for countries who seek to encourage multinationals at the expense of the health of their population and the delicate nature of their ecosystems. It is also a heart-warming record of the successful campaigns fought by local people to protect themselves and their environment from polluting industry.
ISBN 9781849642309 (electronic bk.)
1849642303 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 666936013
Additional Format Print version: Allen, Robert, 1956- No global. London ; Sterling, Va. : Pluto Press, ©2004 9780745322117 (DLC) 2003019936 (OCoLC)53019359.

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