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Under Corporate Skies is about what happens to communities when they stand in the way of corporate profits. It is the story of a tiny town pitted against a strong corporate neighbour.
With the help of international campaigner, Erin Brockovich, the small town of Yarloop in Western Australia is preparing a civil class action against Alcoa World Alumina. The struggle is over social, health and environmental concerns surrounding Alcoa's Wagerup alumina refinery.
This story will resonate with national and international communities facing similar clashes amidst ongoing industrialisation. As we live under expanding corporate skies, this book shows that profits matter, but not more than people and place.
"The book explores the complicated issues that have arisen from the location of the Wagerup refinery . . . the authors argue more for a shared vision and working partnerships." --"The West Australian"
A small town and its corporate neighbour
The pathology of industry-community relations
Local stories about regional (un)sustainability
The corporation's public story
Small government and big business
Towards a just ethic of people, place and profit
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ISBN: 9781921361760 ISBN-10: 192136176X Audience:
Number Of Pages: 316 Published: 2nd August 2010 Publisher: Fremantle Press Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1