Marie Michael Library

Title

'Show me the evidence': Mobilisation, citizenship and risk in Indian asbestos issues

Author

Waldman, Linda

Description

This paper describes how asbestos has been considered a tool for Indian economic growth and explores the debate around its use.  Research focuses on anti-asbestos mobilisation and argues that the state's definition of asbestos diseases enables it to document its lack among Indian workers. Grassroots asbestos movements are more worker-oriented and marginalised. The paper argues that mobilisation creates situations in which activists are both connected and distant to aspects of the mobilisation process.

File No

IDS-WP329

Agency

Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Date

July, 2009

Subject(s)

Asbestos, Mobilisation, Citizenship, India

Pages

49