No Global

No Global : The People of Ireland Versus the Multinationals

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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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 136 x 214 x 20mm | 439.99g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745322115
  • 9780745322117

About Robert Allen

Robert Allen is a journalist for The Times Sports section. He is also part of an environmentally active group "Blue Green" comprising journalists from across the world. He is currently in the process of launching book projects and journals.show more

Table of contents

Introduction 1. The Politics of Polution 2. Ballydine: Tears in the Valley 3. Killeagh: Power and Effluent 4. Cork: Poison Harbour 5. Toxic Ireland: Polluted 6. Carndonagh: Anxiety Among the Women 7. Aakeaton: In the Shadow of the Dragon 8. Against Money and Power Sources Bibliography Indexshow more

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When the first edition [of the book] was written and published in 1990, it was effectively repressed and confined to being sold in just five Irish book shops and this at a time of what [Allen]described as terrible pollution. Thankfully, it could be accessed today on his website. His aim and determination after that was to get an updated book into the public demesne and No Global: The People of Ireland versus the Multinationals was the result following extensive research and and interviews with affected people and he paid tribute to his London based publishers Pluto -- The Southern Starshow more

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