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Professor Sharon Beder
Sharon Beder is a visiting professor in the School of Social Sciences, Media and Communication at the University of Wollongong.
Sharon's research has focussed on how power relationships are maintained and challenged, particularly by corporations and professions. She is interested in environmental politics; the rhetoric of sustainable development; the philosophies behind environmental economics; and trends in environmentalism and corporate activism/public relations. Most recently she has broadened her research interests to critique various manifestations of neoliberalism including privatisation and deregulation, market solutions to social problems and the business takeover of school education.
- Toxic Fish & Sewer Surfing (1989)
- The Nature of Sustainable Development (1993 and 1996)
- Global Spin: The Corporate Assault on Environmentalism (1997, 2000 and 2002)
- The New Engineer (1998)
- Selling the Work Ethic: From Puritan Pulpit to Corporate PR (2000)
- Power Play: The Fight for Control of the World's Electricity (2003)
- Suiting Themselves: How Corporations Drive the Corporate Agenda (2006)
- Environmental Principles and Policies (2006)
- Free Market Missionaries: The Corporate Manipulation of Community Values (2006).
- This Little Kiddy Went to Market: The Corporate Capture of Childhood (2009).
More about Sharon Beder can be found here.