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Environmental Justice: Creating Equality, Reclaiming Democracy / Edition 1
     

Environmental Justice: Creating Equality, Reclaiming Democracy / Edition 1

by Kristin Shrader-Frechette
 

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ISBN-10: 0195183576

ISBN-13: 9780195183573

Pub. Date: 11/03/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Shrader-Frechette offers a rigorous philosophical discussion of environmental justice. Explaining fundamental ethical concepts such as equality, property rights, procedural justice, free informed consent, intergenerational equity, and just compensation--and then bringing them to bear on real-world social issues--she shows how many of these core concepts have been

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Shrader-Frechette offers a rigorous philosophical discussion of environmental justice. Explaining fundamental ethical concepts such as equality, property rights, procedural justice, free informed consent, intergenerational equity, and just compensation--and then bringing them to bear on real-world social issues--she shows how many of these core concepts have been compromised for a large segment of the global population, including Appalachians, African-Americans, workers in hazardous jobs, and indigenous people in developing nations. She argues that burdens like pollution and resource depletion need to be apportioned more equally, and that there are compelling ethical grounds for remedying our environmental problems. She also argues that those affected by environmental problems must be included in the process of remedying those problems; that all citizens have a duty to engage in activism on behalf of environmental justice; and that in a democracy it is the people, not the government, that are ultimately responsible for fair use of the environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195183573
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
11/03/2005
Series:
Environmental Ethics and Science Policy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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