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

Author: John Madeley
Publisher: London : Zed Books, 2008.
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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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Madeley., John.
Big business, poor peoples.
London [etc.] : Zed Books, 2008
(OCoLC)681554299
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Madeley
ISBN: 9781848130333 1848130333
OCLC Number: 297099842
Description: XVII, 256 p. : table ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface to second editionPrefaceAcknowledgementsIntroduction: The Corporate Spread1. Why Poor Countries 'Want' the Corporations2. The Agri-corporations: From Production to Trade Seeds3. Agri-commodities Take Their Toll Tobacco4. Health: The Poor Take the Corporate Pill5. Water: The Corporate Tap6. Tourism: The Great Illusion7. Extracting Logs and Fish Forests8. Mining the Poor Culture. The companies9. Manufactured Goods: Poverty amid the Glitz10. Energy: No Force for the Poor11. The Corporate Persuaders12. Tackling the Power: Regulation, Bypass, ActionConclusion
Responsibility: John Madeley.

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