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    Challenging toxic hegemony: repression and resistance in Rossport and the Niger Delta

    Cox, Laurence (2015) Challenging toxic hegemony: repression and resistance in Rossport and the Niger Delta. Social Justice, 41 (1-2). pp. 227-245. ISSN 1043-1578

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    Serious discussion about controlling the petroleum industry requires analysis of the balance of power between corporations, states and social movements. The article examines the “toxic hegemony” constructed by corporations and the state and explores two related movement alliances aimed at controlling the industry, in Ogoniland (Niger Delta) and Erris (NW Ireland). It asks how we can understand the relationship between states and petroleum interests and how movements can challenge this; examines the goals and operation of state repression and movement strategies to contain this repression; and concludes with a discussion of the wider chances of movement success beyond the local.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Social movements; petroleum industry; repression; hegemony; ecology; Niger Delta; Rossport; Shell;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology
    Item ID: 5649
    Depositing User: Dr. Laurence Cox
    Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2015 14:44
    Journal or Publication Title: Social Justice
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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