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About this book
About this book
Explores how social and environmental justice within and between nations needs to be factored into the policies and the agreements underpinning sustainable development.
Part 1 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. Part 2 - Challenges: Social Justice and Environmental Sustainability - Ne'er the Twain Shall Meet. Part 3 - 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. Part 4 - 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.
Julian Agyeman is Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University in the US. Robert D Bullard is Ware Professor of Sociology and Director of the Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University in the US. Rob Evans is Professor and Director of the Sustainable Cities Research Institute at Northumbria University in the UK.