Professor Beder is a qualified professional engineer and worked in this field until a career shift into researching and teaching environmental politics. She has held a number of appointments at Australian universities over the past two decades - most recently as professor in the School of Social Sciences, Media and Communication at the University of Wollongong in Australia. Her previous books include Global Spin: The Corporate Assault on Environmentalism.
'Sharon Beder carefully and brilliantly dissects how corporations conspire to ravage the world in the false name of progress and democracy. Read this book, you owe it to your children.' John Stauber, Executive Director, Center for Media and Democracy 'Sharon Beder has taken the taboo subjects of propaganda and censorship in free societies and exposed their insidious threat.' John Pilger 'Beder's analysis is comprehensive, steely and clinical. She lifts the lid on an elaborate tapestry of lies, deceit, intimidation and destruction.' Harold Pinter '[Beder is] the scourge of the world's environment-damaging corporates and public relations bosses.' Evening Post, New Zealand '[Beder] is the master of the sound bite and is a communications Rottweiler... [She] exposes conspiracies and scandals of the highest dimensions.' Michael Pollak and Margaret MacNabb 'A provocative, stimulating and challenging read ...Beder's style and attention to detail makes this a must-read book for any one interested in big business, globalization and sustainable development.' International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development (Inderscience) 'This is an excellent introduction to the politics of globalisation from a good researcher. More than most, Beder balances an appreciation of the global situation with detailed empirical knowledge.' Watchdog, 115