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Corruption and the Securitisation of Nature

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White, R, Corruption and the Securitisation of Nature, International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 6, (4) pp. 55-70. ISSN 2202-7998 (2017) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.5204/ijcjsd.v6i4.449

Abstract

This article considers corruption in Australia in relation to the exploitation and preservation of natural resources. In doing so, it examines issues pertaining to a proposed pulp mill and the forestry industry in Tasmania, the development of mining and ports in Queensland, and international agreements pertaining to deep-sea oil drilling in the Timor Sea. Corruption relating to the environment is interpreted in this article as implying both moral corruption and/or direct corruption. Gaining unfair advantage, protecting specific sectoral interests and over-riding existing environmental regulations are all features of the types of corruption associated with the exploitation of natural resources. The result is lack of transparency, a substantial democratic deficit, and expenditure of public monies, time and resources in support of environmentally and socially dubious activities.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Environmental Sociology
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards
Objective Field:Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards not elsewhere classified
Author:White, R (Professor Rob White)
ID Code:122849
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2017-12-01
Last Modified:2017-12-01
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