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Just Sustainabilities - Development In An Unequal World

Edited by Julian Agyeman, Robert D Bullard and Bob Evans 
Earthscan  2003  



Softback  320 pages  ISBN 9781853837296      £33.00
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 Sustainabilities argues 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 the links between environmental quality and human equality and between sustainability and environmental justice. 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 - valuation.

CONTENTS

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
Julian Agyeman, Robert D Bullard and Bob Evans

PART 1 € SOME THEORIES AND CONCEPTS

1 Environmental Space, Equity and the Ecological Debt € Duncan McLaren

2 Neo-liberalism, Globalization and the Struggle for Ecological Democracy: Linking Sustainability and Environmental Justice
Daniel R Faber and Deborah McCarthy

3 Inequality and Community and the Challenge to Modernization: Evidence from the Nuclear Oases
Andrew Blowers

PART 2 € CHALLENGES

4 Social Justice and Environmental Sustainability: Ne€er the Twain Shall Meet?
Andrew Dobson

PART 3 € CITIES, COMMUNITIES AND SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

5 When Consumption does Violence: Can there be Sustainability and Environmental Justice in a Resource-limited World?
William E Rees and Laura Westra

6 Race, Politics and Pollution: Environmental Justice in the Mississippi River Chemical Corridor
Beverly Wright

7 Identity, Place and Communities of Resistance
Devon G Peña

8 Environmental Justice in State Policy Decisions
Veronica Eady

PART 4 € SELECTED REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON SUSTAINABILITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

9 Sustainability and Equity: Reflections of a Local Government Practitioner in Southern Africa
Debra Roberts

10 Mining Conflicts, Environmental Justice and Valuation
Joan Martinez-Alier

11 Women and Environmental Justice in South Asia
Anoja Wickramasinghe

12 Maori Kaupapa and the Inseparability of Social and Environmental Justice: An Analysis of Bioprospecting and a People€s Resistance to (Bio)cultural Assimilation
Stefanie S Rixecker and Bevan Tipene-Matua

13 Political Economy of Petroleum Resources Development, Environmental Injustice and Selective Victimization: A Case Study of the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria
Tunde Agbola and Moruf Alabi

14 Environmental Protection, Economic Growth and Environmental Justice: Are They Compatible in Central and Eastern Europe?
Alberto Costi

15 The Campaign for Environmental Justice in Scotland as a Response to Poverty in a Northern Nation
Kevin Dunion and Eurig Scandrett

Conclusion: Towards Just sustainabilities: Perspectives and Possibilities
Julian Agyeman, Robert D Bullard and Bob Evans

Index

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