Resisting Naphtha Crackers
Protests against naphtha crackers have been an important trend in Taiwan’s environmentalism since their emergence in the mid-1980s. This article analyses ten protest cases (1987-2011) to understand the evolution of environmental politics. I draw the following conclusions: (1) with the growing public awareness of pollution, new petrochemical projects are increasingly facing popular opposition; (2) the environmental movement assumes less partisanship, although ideological differences between the political parties still remains; (3) the mobilising capacity of NGOs is on the rise and has become the key factor in the success of protests.
Index by keyword :environmentalism, Taiwan., environmental impact assessment, naphtha crackers, petrochemical industry
Ming-sho Ho, « Resisting Naphtha Crackers », China Perspectives [Online], 2014/3 | 2014, Online since 01 January 2017, connection on 28 March 2017. URL : http://chinaperspectives.revues.org/6515Top of page
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