Local and Global Environmental Advocacy Networks: Responses to the Globalization of Environmental Health Hazards

By Stephen Zavestoski.

Published by The Sustainability Collection

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This article explores how emerging networks of global environmental health activists assist local efforts to identify and diagnose pollution-related disease and to mobilize for treatment, compensation, and prevention.

Keywords: Environmental Health, Globalization, Social Movements, India

The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 2, Issue 5, pp.149-158. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 834.355KB).

Dr. Stephen Zavestoski

My current research on the international dimensions of environmental health activism emerges from work I began with Phil Brown, Brown University, in 1999. I now draw on many of the ideas developed by Phil's Contested Illness Research Group to examine the role of the process of globalization in shaping international environmental health activism. I am interested in movements in India, Vietnam, and other parts of the world, that have benefited from some of the same technologies that have facilitated the spread of economic globalization. My aim is to better understand the ways in which international environmental health activism networks draw on these technologies to build effective movement campaigns. In related research, limited to the United States, I study the use of the Internet to facilitate public participation in environmental decision-making.

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