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Big business, poor peoples : how transnational corporations damage the world's poor / John Madeley.

Madeley, John. (Author).
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Subject: International business enterprises > Developing countries.
International business enterprises > Social aspects > Developing countries.
Poor > Developing countries.
Developing countries > Economic conditions > 20th century.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781848133754
  • ISBN: 1848133758
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xv, 240 pages)
  • Edition: 2nd ed.
  • Publisher: London ; Zed Books ; 2008.

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General Note: Previous edition: 1999, entitled: Big business, poor peoples : the impact of transnational corporations in the world's poor.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-231) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Summary: 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.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.

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