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Globalizing Health, Safety, and Environmental Risks: The Asbestos Industry in Mexico

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Countries located in the peripheral zones of the world-system are dependent on core countries for capital, technology, and expertise. Such dependent relations reduce the choices available to the peripheral countries and place them in weak bargaining positions with the core countries. Many core countries take advantage of this situtation by exporting hazardous production processes, products, and wastes to the periphery that are banned oe heavily regulated, obsolete or of declining market value in the core. Since few peripheral countries have the ability to assess and manage the risks of hazardous exports, the export practices of the core countries contribute to the health, safety, and environmental risks of the periphery.

The paper examines one hazardous production process, the asbestos industry, and its export to Mexico. Discussion of this particular form of core-periphery reporoduction proceeds in several steps. The nature and scope of the asbestos industry in Mexico are first examined. Political-economic forces driving the transfer of asbestos production to Mexico are outlined. The extent to which this transfer contributes to health, safety, and environmental risks in Mexico is discussed. The paper concludes with a discussion of what might be done to curb the problem.

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Risk, Globalization, Envioronment
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Name: American Sociological Association
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Frey, R.. "Globalizing Health, Safety, and Environmental Risks: The Asbestos Industry in Mexico" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Marriott Hotel, Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Philadelphia, PA, Aug 12, 2005 <Not Available>. 2017-10-09 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p19643_index.html>

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Frey, R. S. , 2005-08-12 "Globalizing Health, Safety, and Environmental Risks: The Asbestos Industry in Mexico" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Marriott Hotel, Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Philadelphia, PA <Not Available>. 2017-10-09 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p19643_index.html

Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: Countries located in the peripheral zones of the world-system are dependent on core countries for capital, technology, and expertise. Such dependent relations reduce the choices available to the peripheral countries and place them in weak bargaining positions with the core countries. Many core countries take advantage of this situtation by exporting hazardous production processes, products, and wastes to the periphery that are banned oe heavily regulated, obsolete or of declining market value in the core. Since few peripheral countries have the ability to assess and manage the risks of hazardous exports, the export practices of the core countries contribute to the health, safety, and environmental risks of the periphery.

The paper examines one hazardous production process, the asbestos industry, and its export to Mexico. Discussion of this particular form of core-periphery reporoduction proceeds in several steps. The nature and scope of the asbestos industry in Mexico are first examined. Political-economic forces driving the transfer of asbestos production to Mexico are outlined. The extent to which this transfer contributes to health, safety, and environmental risks in Mexico is discussed. The paper concludes with a discussion of what might be done to curb the problem.


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