Environmental Justice Creating Equality, Reclaiming Democracy

ISBN-10: 0195183576
ISBN-13: 9780195183573
Edition: 2005
List price: $38.95
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $38.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/3/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

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, among them Appalachians, African-Americans, workers inhazardous 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 problemsmust 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.

Introduction
Distributive justice, participative justice, and the principle of prima facie political equality
Appalachians, access to land, and procedural justice
African Americans, LULUs, and free informed consent
Equity and duties to future generations : the case of Yucca Mountain
Native peoples and the problem of paternalism
Risky occupational environments, the double standard, and just compensation
Developing nations, equal protection, and the limits of moral heroism
Taking action : public responsibility for environmental justice

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