Hazards and Protest in the “Green Silicon Island”
This paper presents the struggle of several actors, from environmental NGOs to labour activists, to make industrial hazards more socially visible. After an overview of the key issues in Taiwan’s environmental movement since the democratic transition of the mid-1980s, the second part focuses on labour NGOs, an original form of mobilisation pushing for reform of the compensation scheme for occupational hazards. The cases presented cover different industries—including nuclear, chemical, electronics, etc.—various pollutants, and their consequences on public health such as lung diseases diseases and cancers.
Paul Jobin, « Hazards and Protest in the “Green Silicon Island” », China Perspectives [Online], 2010/3 | 2010, Online since 01 September 2013, connection on 23 March 2017. URL : http://chinaperspectives.revues.org/5302Top of page
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