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Environmental activists and academics alike are realizing that a sustainable society must be a just one. Environmental degradation is almost always linked to questions of human equality and quality of life. Throughout the world,
those segments of the population that have the least political power and are the most marginalized are selectively victimized by environmental crises. Just
Sustainabilities argues that social and environmental justice within and between nations should be an integral part of the policies and agreements that promote sustainable development. The book addresses many aspects of the links between environmental quality and human equality and between sustainability and environmental justice more generally. The topics discussed include anthropocentrism;
biotechnology; bioprospecting; biocultural assimilation; deep and radical ecology;
ecological debt; ecological democracy; ecological footprints; ecological modernization; feminism and gender; globalization; participatory research; place,
identity, and legal rights; precaution; risk society; selective victimization; and valuation.
The MIT Press
Just Sustainabilities: Development in an Unequal
World does a remarkable job of presenting the theories and challenges that exist practically and philosophically with regard to environmental and social justice and sustainability.
A thought-provoking argument links the chapters of this edited volume...
Just Sustainabilities contains enough interesting material to make this a useful introduction to the issues, and a worthwhile addition to reading lists, particularly for upper level undergraduate and graduate courses.
This book provides an integrated approach to the questions of sustainable development, environmental justice and equity.
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|List of Contributors|
|List of Acronyms and Abbreviations|
|Introduction: Joined-up Thinking: Bringing Together Sustainability, Environmental Justice and Equity||1|
|1||Environmental Space, Equity and the Ecological Debt||19|
|2||Neo-liberalism, Globalization and the Struggle for Ecological Democracy: Linking Sustainability and Environmental Justice||38|
|3||Inequality and Community and the Challenge to Modernization: Evidence from the Nuclear Oases||64|
|4||Social Justice and Environmental Sustainability: Ne'er the Twain Shall Meet?||83|
|5||When Consumption does Violence Can there be Sustainability and Environmental Justice in a Resource-limited World?||99|
|6||Race, Politics and Pollution: Environmental Justice in the Mississippi River Chemical Corridor||125|
|7||Identity, Place and Communities of Resistance||146|
|8||Environmental Justice in State Policy Decisions||168|
|9||Sustainability and Equity: Reflections of a Local Government Practitioner in Southern Africa||187|
|10||Mining Conflicts, Environmental Justice and Valuation||201|
|11||Women and Environmental Justice in South Asia||229|
|12||Maori Kaupapa and the Inseparability of Social and Environmental Justice: An Analysis of Bioprospecting and a People's Resistance to (Bio)cultural Assimilation||252|
|13||Political Economy of Petroleum Resources Development, Environmental Injustice and Selective Victimization: A Case Study of the Niger Delta Region in Nigeria||269|
|14||Environmental Protection, Economic Growth and Environmental Justice: Are They Compatible in Central and Eastern Europe?||289|
|15||The Campaign for Environmental Justice in Scotland as a Response to Poverty in a Northern Nation||311|
|Conclusion: Towards Just sustainabilities: Perspectives and Possibilities||323|