Just Sustainabilities Development in an Unequal World

ISBN-10: 0262511312

ISBN-13: 9780262511315

Edition: 2003

Authors: Julian Agyeman, Robert D. Bullard, Bob Evans

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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 Sustainabilitiesargues 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.
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 2/28/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 367
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

List of Tables, Figures and Boxes
List of Contributors
List of Acronyms and Abbreviations
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Joined-up Thinking: Bringing Together Sustainability, Environmental Justice and Equity
Some Theories and Concepts
Environmental Space, Equity and the Ecological Debt
Neo-liberalism, Globalization and the Struggle for Ecological Democracy: Linking Sustainability and Environmental Justice
Inequality and Community and the Challenge to Modernization: Evidence from the Nuclear Oases
Challenges
Social Justice and Environmental Sustainability: Ne'er the Twain Shall Meet?
Cities, Communities and Social and Environmental Justice
When Consumption does Violence: Can there be Sustainability and Environmental Justice in a Resource-limited World?
Race, Politics and Pollution: Environmental Justice in the Mississippi River Chemical Corridor
Identity, Place and Communities of Resistance
Environmental Justice in State Policy Decisions
Selected Regional Perspectives on Sustainability and Environmental Justice
Sustainability and Equity: Reflections of a Local Government Practitioner in Southern Africa
Mining Conflicts, Environmental Justice and Valuation
Women and Environmental Justice in South Asia
Maori Kaupapa and the Inseparability of Social and Environmental Justice: An Analysis of Bioprospecting and a People's Resistance to (Bio)cultural Assimilation
Political Economy of Petroleum Resources Development, Environmental Injustice and Selective Victimization: A Case Study of the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria
Environmental Protection, Economic Growth and Environmental Justice: Are They Compatible in Central and Eastern Europe?
The Campaign for Environmental Justice in Scotland as a Response to Poverty in a Northern Nation
Conclusion: Towards Just sustainabilities: Perspectives and Possibilities
Index
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