Department of Thematic Studies Campus Norrköping
Local Politics Ecology as well as the Effect of The positive effect
A Study of Industrial Water Pollution in Tirupur, Southern India
Learn of Scientific research Thesis, Environmental Science Programme, 2004
Linköpings universitet, Grounds Norrköping, SE-601 74 Norrköping, Sweden
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Titel Lokal politisk ekologi och globaliseringens påverkan- en studie audio-video industriell vattenförorening i Tirupur, Södra Indien
Title Neighborhood Political Ecology and the Effect of Globalisation- A report of Industrial Water quality in Tirupur, South India Författare Publisher Jennie Malm
Globalization and international competition put pressure on regional communities to adjust to international standards of selling price and top quality in production. Tirupur in India makes clothes intended for exports towards the first globe market. Because of the process of dyeing and bleaching of fabrics the river Noyyal that goes through the town and the adjacent ground normal water have become infected. At the neighborhood level stars, like the state, business, NGOs and grassroots take action in various ways depending on their hobbies. The aim with this thesis is equally to analyze the specific situation at the local level from the views and actions of various actors and exactly how the local circumstance is affected by globalization. Qualitative interviews have been made with representatives from these stars in Tirupur and its environment. This material features then been analyzed in the theory of Third World political ecology and globalization. The conclusions sucked from this study are that the situation in Tirupur are not able to exclusively always be explained at only one level. Local, national and global politics have an effect on Tirupur. A politicized environment characterizes the area situation exactly where actions up against the pollution are certainly not taken for the benefit of the powerful. People also shortage empowerment to do this because of addiction on the industry. At the countrywide level centralization is a problem in India because it results in difficulties for the civil society and people to succeed in elected reps and affect from the group. Another issue is the plan maker's not enough understanding of the neighborhood situation. At last globalization restrictions the way to deal with the pollution because of the global competition plus the retreat with the state. But it also gives choices for the civil culture to grow stronger internationally, perhaps with the possibility to create a change.
Nyckelord Keywords Third World political ecology, globalization, India, industrial water quality, actor-oriented, local community
Globalization and international competition place pressure in local residential areas to adjust to worldwide standards of price and quality in production. Tirupur in India produces outfits for exports to the first world market. Because of the means of dyeing and bleaching of fabrics the river Noyyal that flows throughout the town and likewise the surrounding earth water are becoming polluted. At the local level actors, just like the state, business, NGOs and grassroots take action in different ways depending on their interests. The goal with this thesis is usually both to...
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