Just Sustainabilities: Development in an Unequal World / Edition 1 by Julian Agyeman | 9780262511315 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Just Sustainabilities: Development in an Unequal World / Edition 1

Just Sustainabilities: Development in an Unequal World / Edition 1

by Julian Agyeman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262511312

ISBN-13: 9780262511315

Pub. Date: 03/01/2003

Publisher: MIT Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262511315
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Series:
Urban and Industrial Environments
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
367
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of Tables, Figures and Boxesvii
List of Contributorsix
List of Acronyms and Abbreviationsxv
Acknowledgementsxix
Introduction: Joined-up Thinking: Bringing Together Sustainability, Environmental Justice and Equity1
Part 1Some Theories and Concepts
1Environmental Space, Equity and the Ecological Debt19
2Neo-liberalism, Globalization and the Struggle for Ecological Democracy: Linking Sustainability and Environmental Justice38
3Inequality and Community and the Challenge to Modernization: Evidence from the Nuclear Oases64
Part 2Challenges
4Social Justice and Environmental Sustainability: Ne'er the Twain Shall Meet?83
Part 3Cities, Communities and Social and Environmental Justice
5When Consumption does Violence: Can there be Sustainability and Environmental Justice in a Resource-limited World?99
6Race, Politics and Pollution: Environmental Justice in the Mississippi River Chemical Corridor125
7Identity, Place and Communities of Resistance146
8Environmental Justice in State Policy Decisions168
Part 4Selected Regional Perspectives on Sustainability and Environmental Justice
9Sustainability and Equity: Reflections of a Local Government Practitioner in Southern Africa187
10Mining Conflicts, Environmental Justice and Valuation201
11Women and Environmental Justice in South Asia229
12Maori Kaupapa and the Inseparability of Social and Environmental Justice: An Analysis of Bioprospecting and a People's Resistance to (Bio)cultural Assimilation252
13Political Economy of Petroleum Resources Development, Environmental Injustice and Selective Victimization: A Case Study of the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria269
14Environmental Protection, Economic Growth and Environmental Justice: Are They Compatible in Central and Eastern Europe?289
15The Campaign for Environmental Justice in Scotland as a Response to Poverty in a Northern Nation311
Conclusion: Towards Just sustainabilities: Perspectives and Possibilities323
Index336

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