Sustainable Justice and the Community is an attempt to locate justice in a Workable and sustainable way within the community, introducing 'Sustainable Justice' as a key concept for the coming century. This volume, representing the sixth edition of the Advances in Ecopolitics Series with Emerald Group Publishing, is a critical examination of three key concepts, which need to be understood for the management of today's flexible and fluid society, namely Sustainability, Justice and Community. Within this study, we seek to explore both through an analysis built from their original philosophical understandings and through their contemporary usage and application, ultimately developing new understanding through a combination of the essential thematic notions underpinning these salient concepts.
This book represents the first in a series of attempts to address the need for a new and restorative from of community-based justice, based on key human qualities such as participation, imagination, creativity and respect for humans and the planet we inhabit, as opposed to the failed systems of ideologies of the past. In order to develop the concepts of Sustainable Justice and the Community, we have revisited and re-examined a series of theorists, philosophies and concepts from the pantheon of works devoted to rights, be they individual, communal or ecological. Within these chapters, an examination of the key concepts of community, justice and sustainability has been undertaken, in order to develop a coherent argument about the potential benefits of sustainable, community-based justice for the intelligent society.
Table of Contents
About the Authors vii
Chapter 1 Understanding Sustainable Justice 5
Chapter 2 The Theories of Justice 35
Chapter 3 Restoring Justice to the Community 73
Chapter 4 Sustainable Political Economy 111
Subject Index 153