Toxic Expertise: Environmental Justice and the Global Petrochemical Industry

31 mai 2018
14h 16h
Salle de Conférences de la MISHA, Strasbourg

Une conférence d'Alice Mah (University of Warwick)

Dans le cadre du Festival de conférences ERC, le laboratoire SAGE propose la conférence de :


Alice Mah (University of Warwick)

Toxic Expertise: Environmental Justice and the Global Petrochemical Industry”.

Celle-ci se déroulera le 31 mai 2018 dans la salle de Conférences de la MISHA à 14 h et sera animée par Nils Kessel (Université de Strasbourg).


Toxic Expertise is a 5-year European Research Council-funded research project (2015- 2020) that examines the contested politics of making claims about the health impacts of toxic pollution. Toxic expertise has a double meaning: expertise about the effects of toxic pollution, and the toxic nature of expertise itself. The research focuses on the global petrochemical industry as a significant source of pollution, with unequal regulations and risks across different countries and populations. Debates about the global petrochemical industry reflect competing interests between jobs, prosperity, and health. This project offers the first systematic sociological analysis of the global petrochemical industry in relation to corporate social responsibility and environmental justice. This presentation will provide an overview of research findings of our comparative research to date, focusing in particular on case study research conducted in the United States and China.

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