The Bhopal Reader

The book reports on the international Bhopal campaign being waged today by survivors, activists, lawyers, doctors - in India, the U.S., Britain and elsewhere around the world - for compensation for all the Bhopal victims.

The Bhopal Reader

The Bhopal Reader

This chronicle of the multifaceted Bhopal campaign against two of the world's most powerful chemical corporations, Union Carbide and Dow Chemical Co. (which now owns Union Carbide), parallels the emergence of public understanding of environmental safety and corporate accountability that Bhopal helped to create.Written at the 20th anniversary, the Reader includes primary source documents of this evolution. In 1984, the deadly pesticide used in Bhopal and in the United States was hailed by agro-business as part of its "revolution." A valuable reference text for industrial accidents and corporate crimes as well as a handbook for research, prevention and activism, the collection includes gripping first person stories of some of the 200,000 permanently-injured survivors, activists, journalists, scientists, doctors, government and corporate officials. This anthology brings together never-before published testimonies, archival documents translated from Hindi, legal and scientific evidence and commentary, social analysis, even corporate perspectives on liability, and web debates, with comprehensive introductions for each aspect of the disaster. The Bhopal Reader documents forces that are even now bringing Bhopali women to the very doors of the corporation in protest. Some 21 years later, the drinking water is contaminated because Union Carbide never cleaned up its abandoned factory with bags of stored chemicals, causing genetic damage to yet another generation from the deadly methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas. The book reports on the international Bhopal campaign being waged today by survivors, activists, lawyers, doctors - in India, the U.S., Britain and elsewhere around the world - for compensation for all the Bhopal victims. It takes its readers across continents, into newspapers, television stations, websites, courtrooms, shareholders annual meetings, campuses, and chemical plants. The Bhopal Reader presents a valuable case study of the complexities of fighting for justice in a world increasingly overrun by the politics of corporate rule under globalization. Its voices herald the dialogues that will dominate this new century and The Bhopal Reader is the indispensable guide to understanding them.

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The Bhopal Reader
Language: en
Pages: 307
Authors: Bridget Hanna, Ward Morehouse, Satinath Sarangi
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-01-01 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

This chronicle of the multifaceted Bhopal campaign against two of the world's most powerful chemical corporations, Union Carbide and Dow Chemical Co. (which now owns Union Carbide), parallels the emergence of public understanding of environmental safety and corporate accountability that Bhopal helped to create.Written at the 20th anniversary, the Reader
Industrial Disasters and Environmental Policy
Language: en
Pages: 260
Authors: Denise L. Scheberle
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-03-05 - Publisher: Routledge

Environmental stories have all the elements of a good drama—villains that plunge the world into danger and heroes that fight for positive change. Industrial Disasters and Environmental Policy: Stories of Villains, Heroes, and the Rest of Us illuminates the interplay between environmental policies and the people and groups who influence
Surviving Bhopal
Language: en
Pages: 212
Authors: S. Mukherjee
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-01-20 - Publisher: Springer

On December 2-3, 1984, India witnessed arguably the world s worst industrial disaster in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, which continues to this day as an economic, medical, environmental, and political disaster. Surviving Bhopal draws on oral testimonials of the affected community and analyzes the cause and aftermath of the disaster from
The Power of Human Rights/The Human Rights of Power
Language: en
Pages: 244
Authors: Louiza Odysseos, Anna Selmeczi
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-10-11 - Publisher: Routledge

The contributions to this volume eschew the long-held approach of either dismissing human rights as politically compromised or glorifying them as a priori progressive in enabling resistance. Drawing on plural social theoretic and philosophical literatures – and a multiplicity of empirical domains – they illuminate the multi-layered and intricate relationship
Risk Criticism
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Molly Wallace
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-10 - Publisher: University of Michigan Press

Risk Criticism is a study of literary and cultural responses to global environmental risk in an age of unfolding ecological catastrophe. In 2015, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists reset its iconic Doomsday Clock to three minutes to midnight, as close to the apocalypse as it has been since 1953.

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