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Examining a range of resource-based economic activities organized around what Saskia Sassen calls “logics of extraction,” we describe a global extractive order in which benefits and negative health implications are asymmetrically experienced. We first identify five generic pathways from extraction to health outcomes, and summarize the case for considering the extractive order’s impact on health as a matter of global justice. After reviewing four of these, we go into greater depth in a skeptical analysis of the argument that extraction can be managed to benefit health through expansion of resources available for social provision and poverty reduction. We then examine land and water grabs, a relatively new form of cross-border resource appropriation with potentially far-reaching effects on health. The final section of the chapter sets out, in a necessarily abstract way, some prerequisites and challenges for transforming the extractive order to meet the requirements of global justice.
Author(s): Schrecker T, Birn A-E, Aguilera M
Editor(s): Benatar S; Brock G
Publication type: Book Chapter
Publication status: Published
Book Title: Global Health and Global Health Ethics
Print publication date: 01/03/2021
Acceptance date: 27/09/2019
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Place Published: Cambridge
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