Defining Environmental Justice: Theories, Movements, and Nature

Defining Environmental Justice: Theories, Movements, and Nature

by David Schlosberg
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0199562482

ISBN-13: 9780199562480

Pub. Date: 05/03/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press

This book will appeal to anyone interested in environmental politics, environmental movements, and justice theory.

The basic task of this book is to explore what, exactly, is meant by 'justice' in definitions of environmental and ecological justice. It examines how the term is used in both self-described environmental justice movements and in theories of

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This book will appeal to anyone interested in environmental politics, environmental movements, and justice theory.

The basic task of this book is to explore what, exactly, is meant by 'justice' in definitions of environmental and ecological justice. It examines how the term is used in both self-described environmental justice movements and in theories of environmental and ecological justice. The central argument is that a theory and practice of environmental justice necessarily includes distributive conceptions of justice, but must also embrace notions of justice based in recognition, capabilities, and participation. Throughout, the goal is the development of a broad, multi-faceted, yet integrated notion of justice that can be applied to both relations regarding environmental risks in human populations and relations between human communities and non-human nature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199562480
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
05/03/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Part One: Justice in Theory and Practice
1. Defining Environmental Justice
2. Distribution and Beyond: Conceptions Of Justice In Contemporary Theory And Practice
Part Two: Movement Definitions of Environmental Justice
3. Defining Environmental Justice in the United States
4. Environmental Justice and Global Movements
Part Three: Doing Justice to Nature
5. Justice to Nature 1: Distributive Approaches
6. Justice to Nature 2: Incorporating Recognition, Capabilities, and Participation
Part Four: Plurality, Reflexivity, and Engagement
7. Justice and Plurality
8. Ecological Reflexivity, Engagement, and Institutions: Implementing Environmental and Ecological Justice

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