Bhopal's Deadliest Night--A Case Study

TitleBhopal's Deadliest Night--A Case Study
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsDhillon, K
JournalAustralian Journal of Professional and Applied Ethics
Date Published06/01/2002
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number1328-4576
AbstractIn a culture marked by low levels of technological sophistication and high levels of apathy and disengagement with the political process among the masses and with a Westernized ruling elite beholden to global entities and capital resources for continuing access to power and wealth, the precautionary framework that could have prevented or at least minimized the fatalities, arising from the breakdown of the Carbide facility, were allowed to terminally degenerate and become entirely non-functional. Globalization needs to be viewed in totality as a complex and multidimensional concept and not a monolithic process. Any hasty judgments about globalization 'per se', therefore, can be grossly irrelevant. It is a system of interacting forces--economic, political, cultural, et al.--intersecting with the unique features of the local milieu. In some cases, of which Bhopal is a spectacularly tragic example, the consequences of such interactions can be catastrophic. (edited)
NotesCover Date: JUNE 2002.Source Info: 4(1), 1-29. Language: English. Journal Announcement: 38-3. Subject: DISASTER; ETHICS; INDIAN; INDUSTRY; VICTIM. Update Code: 20150211.