Confronting Corporate Power
“It has been my privilege to live a life of research, study and engagement across five continents during some of the most turbulent decades of human history.” So begins Frederic Clairmont’s fascinating chronicle of his years as a researcher in the United Nations, teacher, writer and author of several seminal studies on the nature of corporate power.
Marrying scholarly rigour and activist passion, Clairmont’s research at the Geneva-based United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) saw him expose the workings of corporate control in various agricultural, industrial and services sectors. In this book, he throws further light on how the forces of big business have stamped an indelible, devastating imprint on ordinary people, governments and even entire nations. He also vividly recounts his struggles negotiating the constraints and confines of the UN bureaucracy in order to pursue his pioneering research efforts.
|Author||Frederic F. Clairmont|