Environmental Justice in America: A New Paradigm

Environmental Justice in America: A New Paradigm

by Edwardo Lao Rhodes


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780253341372
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 01/28/2003
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.16(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.09(d)

About the Author

Edwardo Lao Rhodes is Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. He is a former Brookings Institute Economic Policy Fellow and has served in New York City government, the U.S. Navy, the Office of the Secretary of the Interior, and the Office of Environmental Justice in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
Part I. The Dynamics of Environmental Justice
1. Introduction
2. Forms of Environmental Justice
3. What Has Gone Before: Why Race Was Not on the Original Environmental Agenda
4. The Evolution of Environmental Justice as a Policy Issue: A Movement Whose Time Has Come
5. Misconceptions about Minority Attitudes toward Environmental Issues
6. The EPA: An Agency with an Attitude
Part II. Policy Analysis of Environmental Justice
7. Environmental Justice through the Lens of Policy Analysis: Why Should Government Get Involved?
8. The Measurement of Environmental Justice: Some Rules of Engagement
9. A New Way of Looking at the Same Old Numbers: Using Data Envelopment Analysis to Evaluate Environmental Quality
Part III. A Case, a Summary, and Some Conclusions
10. A Case of Environmental Justice: The Disposal of Hazardous Material in Noxubee County, Mississippi
11. Policy Directions and Recommendations
12. Environmental Justice: A New Paradigm—A Time of Change
Appendix A: Principles of Environmental Justice

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