Multinational Corporations, Environment, and the Third World

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Multinational Corporations, Environment, and the Third World

Edited by Charles S. Pearson
Duke University Press, 1987
295 pp. $46.50
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The accident at Bhopal is only one of the interesting case studies in this useful exploratory book. The supposed choice between economic growth and improved environmental quality is disputed not only between government and business but among different branches of government as well. The editor sums up by saying that while understanding has improved and there has been some easing of the sharp conflicts, "the results . . . are distressingly modest."