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About this book
About this book
This book presents an argument for environmental human rights as the basis of intergenerational environmental justice. It argues that the rights to clean air, water, and soil should be seen as the environmental human rights of both present and future generations. It presents several new conceptualizations central to the development of theories of both human rights and justice, including emergent human rights, reflexive reciprocity as the foundation of justice, and a communitarian foundation for human rights that both protects the rights of future generations and makes possible an international consensus on human rights, beginning with environmental human rights. In the process of making the case for environmental human rights, the book surveys and contributes to the entire fields of human rights theory and environmental justice.
1. Environmental human rights and intergenerational justice; 2. Emergent human rights, identity, harms and duties; 3. Reflexive reciprocity and intergenerational environmental justice; 4. Cosmopolitan ethics, communal reciprocity, and global environmentalism; 5. Toward a global consensus on environmental human rights; 6. Human rights as inheritance: instituting intergenerational environmental justice; 7. Conclusion: environmental justice and the emergent future of human rights.
Richard P. Hiskes (October 31, 1951) is Professor of Political Science and Senior Political Theorist at the University of Connecticut. He is the Editor of the Journal of Human Rights and Director of the Human Rights Minor. He is the author or co-author of four other books, most recently of Democracy, Risk and Community: Environmental Hazards and the Evolution of Liberalism (1998). Professor Hiskes has published work in a variety of topics within political theory, human rights theory, environmental ethics, and science and technology policy. He has published articles in many journals, including Review of Politics, Human Rights Quarterly, Public Affairs Quarterly, Human Rights Review, Hume Studies, Women and Politics, Policy Studies, and others.