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Big business, poor peoples : how transnational corporations damage the world's poor

Author: John Madeley
Publisher: London ; New York : Zed Books ; New York, NY : Distributed by Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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The first edition of this path-breaking book put the issue of transnational corporations and the poor firmly on the agenda. This second edition contains significant new and updated material and is an essential read for anyone who wants to know more about the effects of corporate power on the poor.
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Madeley, John.
Big business, poor peoples.
London ; New York : Zed Books ; New York, NY : Distributed by Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
(OCoLC)307343948
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Madeley
ISBN: 9781848133754 1848133758
OCLC Number: 442778385
Notes: Previous edition: 1999, entitled: Big business, poor peoples : the impact of transnational corporations in the world's poor.
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 240 pages)
Contents: Introduction: the corporate spread --
Why poor countries 'want' the corporations --
The agri-corporations: from production to trade --
Agri-commodities take their toll --
Health: the poor take the corporate pill --
Water: the corporate tap --
Tourism: the great illusion --
Extracting logs and fish --
Mining the poor --
Manufactured goods: poverty amid the glitz --
Energy: no force for the poor --
The corporate persuaders --
Tackling the power: regulation, bypass, action --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: John Madeley.

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Transnational corporations are one of the most important actors in the global economy, occupying a powerful position.This book finds that these corporations are damaging the lives of millions of poor  Read more...

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