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Environmental victims and resistance to state crime through transnational activism


White, R, Environmental victims and resistance to state crime through transnational activism, Social Justice, 36, (3) pp. 46-60. ISSN 1043-1578 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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In the specific area of environmental harm, state crime generally pertains to corruption and the misuse of public office for private gain, ignoring sustainability limits in industries such as forestry and fishing for the sake of financial advantage, inadequate regulation such as lack of response to environmental pollution or other harms, and the covering up or systemic denial of harms caused by state agencies or by private companies closely aligned with state elites (see White, 2009, 2010). [...] their specific self-interests, as survivors and victims, must be acknowledged. * Transnational environmental activism demands participation of the committed "ideological" activist and those activists created in the crucible of environmental harm and human survival. * Debate will inevitably occur in regard to the adoption of what are deemed to be suitable or appropriate tactics of dissent, given the labeling of certain actions as ecoterrorist rather than civic engagement.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Activists, Citizenship, Lead content, Social activism, Crime, Poisons
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Criminology
Research Field:Criminology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Justice and the law not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:White, R (Professor Rob White)
ID Code:68790
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2011-03-22
Last Modified:2015-02-23
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