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Litter on the Shores of Bohemia: Environmental Justice, European Enlargement, and Illegal Waste Dumping in the Czech Republic

book coverWaste management is an issue most people do not think about. Most people simply toss their household waste in the trash can and don’t worry about what happens to it. But modern society would not last long without an effective system of waste management. Think of the hygiene problems for modern cities when the waste is not collected regularly. When sanitation workers go on strike, or garbage collection is otherwise interrupted, life in cities becomes unbearable. Stench is everywhere and flies, rats,... more

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Original title:Litter on the Shores of Bohemia: Environmental Justice, European Enlargement, and Illegal Waste Dumping in the Czech Republic
Author:Benjamin Jeremiah Vail
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Binding:paperback
Format:170x240
Price:250,00 CZK
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Categorization:Ecology; Sociology
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Citation:VAIL, Benjamin Jeremiah. Litter on the Shores of Bohemia: Environmental Justice, European Enlargement, and Illegal Waste Dumping in the Czech Republic. 1. vyd. Brno, Czech Republic: Masaryk University Press, 2011. 145 s. 1, 1. ISBN 978-80-210-5733-3. doi:10.5817/CZ.MUNI.M210-5733-2011.Export BibTeX
@book{972899,
author = {Vail, Benjamin Jeremiah},
address = {Brno, Czech Republic},
edition = {1},
keywords = {Czech Republic; environmental policy; environmental sociology; Treadmill of Production theory; waste management; environmental justice; European Union; Europeanization},
language = {eng},
location = {Brno, Czech Republic},
isbn = {978-80-210-5733-3},
publisher = {Masaryk University Press},
title = {Litter on the Shores of Bohemia: Environmental Justice, European Enlargement, and Illegal Waste Dumping in the Czech Republic},
year = {2011}
}
Original language:English
Field:Sociology, demography
Type:Monograph
Keywords:Czech Republic; environmental policy; environmental sociology; Treadmill of Production theory; waste management; environmental justice; European Union; Europeanization

This book is a sociological analysis of the contemporary problem of illegal waste shipment from Germany to the Czech Republic. Since 2005, at least 30,000 tons of municipal solid waste has been transported improperly from Germany to Bohemia, where it has been deposited on farms, in warehouses, an old military base, and other inappropriate locations. This has caused social conflict and risks to public health and the environment. The main question guiding this research is: What is the cause of the problem with illegal waste shipments into Bohemia?