The gentle hand of the state


transparency international




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Created Date

December 9, 2021 - 9:15am

Contributed date

December 9, 2021 - 9:09am

Critical Commentary

The chemical industry would need to more tightly controlled by a stronger legal framework in Germany.

The parliament should adopt laws that legally bind companies to fund remediation efforts in the area they operate in and of the natural resources they profit from.

Additionally, the local state agencies should take a lot more measurements and closely supervise if corporations operate within this legal framework.

NGOs like Transperency International partly fill this niche and call for more transparency of government-corporate interactions (lobbyism).



Cite as

Philip Max Baum, 9 December 2021, "The gentle hand of the state", contributed by , Disaster STS Network, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 9 December 2021, accessed 30 June 2022.