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Environmental Risks and Costs Negotiation in the Retread Tyres Case

With the emergence of increasingly pressing global environmental problems, environmental impacts of economic development, and how such impacts are felt differently across the world, have become major issues of concern among scholars and practioners alike. It has become clear that environmental risks and environmental costs have been unevenly distributed, transferred usually to less powerful regions and more vulnerable social groups. This may be noticed in what concerns international trade of waste. Against this backdrop, the objective of this research is to elaborate a paper on the retread tyres case, which involves Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and the European Union at different realms, analyzing how each one of the relevant political and spatial levels approaches the environmental risks and costs related to waste tire disposal and underlying the role played by transnational networks and interdependencies for its outcome.

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