Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Dr. Paul Ciccantell
Dr. Ronald Kramer
Dr. Charles Crawford
Dr. Sarah Hill
Electronic waste, e-waste, environmental crime, environmental justice, world-systems theory, green criminology
This study examines the transfer of electronic waste (e-waste) from core to peripheral nations, specifically coastal nations in Africa. The theoretical perspective marries green criminology with world systems theory in examining the ways in which marginalized populations bear the burden of hazardous waste disposal across the globe. The study is comparative, looking at legislation in the United States as well as international legislation and enforcement, and also employs case study methodology, contrasting e-waste disposal in Nigeria and Ghana. The final intent of this research is to determine whether or not the violation of national and/or international legislation regarding the transfer and disposal of e-waste constitutes a social harm.
Doyon, Jacquelynn A., "End of the Line: Tracking the Commodity Chain of the Electronic Waste Industry" (2012). Dissertations. 128.