The Search for Environmental Justice

The Search for Environmental Justice

This thoughtful book provides an overview of the major developments in the theory and practice of Ôenvironmental justiceÕ.

Author: Paul Martin

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781784719425

Category: Law

Page: 384

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This thoughtful book provides an overview of the major developments in the theory and practice of Ôenvironmental justiceÕ. It illustrates the direction of the evolution of rights of nature and exposes the diverse meanings and practical uses of the conc
Categories: Law

Polluted Promises

Polluted Promises

U.S. intervention in the Philippines began with the little-known 1899 Philippine-American War.

Author: Melissa Checker

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814716588

Category: Science

Page: 275

View: 906

U.S. intervention in the Philippines began with the little-known 1899 Philippine-American War. Using the war as its departure point in analyzing U.S.—Philippine relations, Vestiges of War retrieves this willfully forgotten event and places it where it properly belongs—as the catalyst that led to increasing U.S. interventionism and expansionism in the Asia Pacific region. This seminal, multidisciplinary anthology examines the official American nationalist story of "benevolent assimilation" and fraternal tutelage in its half century of colonial occupation of the Philippines. Integrating critical and visual art essays, archival and contemporary photographs, dramatic plays, and poetry to address the complex Philippine and U.S. perspectives and experiences, the essayists compellingly recount the consequences of American colonialism in the Philippines. Vestiges of War will force readers to reshape their views on what has been a deliberately obscure but significant phase in the histories of both countries, one which continues to haunt the present. Contributors: Genara Banzon, Santiago Bose, Ben Cabrera, Renato Constantino, Doreen Fernandez, Eric Gamalinda, Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Jessica Hagedorn, Reynaldo Ileto, Yong Soon Min, Manuel Ocampo, Paul Pfeiffer, Christina Quisumbing, Vicente Rafael, Daniel Boone Schirmer, Kidlat Tahimik, Mark Twain, and Jim Zwick.
Categories: Science

The Quest for Environmental Justice

The Quest for Environmental Justice

The contributors to this volume present a powerful framework for moving forward to a state of the world that is socially just and ecologically sustainable.

Author: Robert Doyle Bullard

Publisher: Counterpoint LLC

ISBN: UOM:39015062891729

Category: Nature

Page: 393

View: 562

A new collection of essays capturing the voices of frontline warriors who are battling environmental injustice and human rights abuses at the grassroots level around the world.
Categories: Nature

Environmental Justice in a Moment of Danger

Environmental Justice in a Moment of Danger

“Let this book immerse you in the many worlds of environmental justice.”—Naomi Klein We are living in a precarious environmental and political moment.

Author: Julie Sze

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520300743

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 955

“Let this book immerse you in the many worlds of environmental justice.”—Naomi Klein We are living in a precarious environmental and political moment. In the United States and in the world, environmental injustices have manifested across racial and class divides in devastatingly disproportionate ways. What does this moment of danger mean for the environment and for justice? What can we learn from environmental justice struggles? Environmental Justice in a Moment of Danger examines mobilizations and movements, from protests at Standing Rock to activism in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Environmental justice movements fight, survive, love, and create in the face of violence that challenges the conditions of life itself. Exploring dispossession, deregulation, privatization, and inequality, this book is the essential primer on environmental justice, packed with cautiously hopeful stories for the future.
Categories: History

Environmental Justice

Environmental Justice

The latest volume in this important series demonstrates that environmental justice cannot be reduced to simple parables of indifference, prejudice, or appropriation.

Author: John Byrne

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412822653

Category: Nature

Page: 303

View: 496

Environmental justice is one of the most controversial and important issues in contemporary social science. Volume 8 of the Energy and Environmental Policy series challenges our understanding of environmental justice in a global context. It includes theoretical investigations and case studies by leading authors in the field. Global forces of technology and the development of global markets are transforming social life and the natural order. These changes require a critical examination of nature-society relations. Increasingly, modernization assigns the risks of modernity to those with the least power and greatest vulnerability to environmental harm. Conventional environmentalism, which focuses on critique of the effects of humanity against nature, is inadequate to the challenges of globalization. In particular, it fails to explain sources of persistent patterns of social injustice that accompany escalating environmental exploitation. As the capacity for environmental destruction expands, broader concerns about environmental injustice have come to the fore, including awareness of threats to whole cultures, ways of life, and entire ecologies. The volume's authors consider the links between expanded patterns of environmental injustice and the structures and forces underlying and shaping the international political economy. Environmental injustice is examined across a variety of cultures in the developed and developing world. Through case studies of climate colonialism, revolutionary ecology, and environmental commodification, the global and local dimensions of the problem are presented. The latest volume in this important series demonstrates that environmental justice cannot be reduced to simple parables of indifference, prejudice, or appropriation. It forges understanding of environmental injustice as a development of international political economy itself. Likewise, initiatives on behalf of environmental justice are seen as elements of broader movements to secure self-determination in a globalizing world. This book will be of interest to policymakers, energy and environmental experts, and all those interested in the environment and environmental law. It provides new perspectives on the place of environmental justice in international political and economic conflict. John Byrne is director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy, University of Delaware. Leigh Glover is a research fellow at the same Center. Cecilia Martinez is a professor of ethnic studies at the Metropolitan State University (Minnesota) and a research associate of the American Indian Research and Policy Institute.
Categories: Nature

Faces of Environmental Racism

Faces of Environmental Racism

The essays explore the justice of current environmental practices, asking such questions as whether cost-benefit analysis is an appropriate analytic technique and whether there are alternate routes to sustainable development in the South.

Author: Laura Westra

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742512495

Category: Philosophy

Page: 266

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Through case studies that highlight the type of information that is seldom reported in the news, Faces of Environmental Racism exposes the type and magnitude of environmental racism, both domestic and international. The essays explore the justice of current environmental practices, asking such questions as whether cost-benefit analysis is an appropriate analytic technique and whether there are alternate routes to sustainable development in the South.
Categories: Philosophy

Confronting Environmental Racism

Confronting Environmental Racism

The connection between racism and environmental quality is increasingly visible. People of color in urban and rural areas are the most likely victims of industrial dumping, toxic landfills, uranium mining, and dangerous waste incinerators.

Author: Robert D. Bullard

Publisher: South End Press

ISBN: 0896084469

Category: Science

Page: 259

View: 891

The connection between racism and environmental quality is increasingly visible. People of color in urban and rural areas are the most likely victims of industrial dumping, toxic landfills, uranium mining, and dangerous waste incinerators. This groundbreaking anthology grows out of the National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit and brings together leading scholars, environmental leaders, and social justice activists of the emerging environmental justice movement.
Categories: Science

Indigenous Environmental Justice

Indigenous Environmental Justice

Combining elements of legal issues, human rights issues, and sovereignty issues, Indigenous Environmental Justice creates a clear example of community resilience in the face of corporate greed"--

Author: Karen Jarratt-Snider

Publisher: Indigenous Justice

ISBN: 9780816540839

Category: Law

Page: 232

View: 135

"With connections to traditional homelands being at the heart of Native identity, environmental justice is of heightened importance to Indigenous communities. Not only do irresponsible and exploitative environmental policies harm the physical and financial health of Indigenous communities, they also cause spiritual harm by destroying the land and wildlife that are held in a place of exceptional reverence for Indigenous peoples. Combining elements of legal issues, human rights issues, and sovereignty issues, Indigenous Environmental Justice creates a clear example of community resilience in the face of corporate greed"--
Categories: Law

Environmental Justice

Environmental Justice

This book therefore is unique for its accessible style and innovative approach to exploring environmental justice.

Author: Brendan Coolsaet

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429639166

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 342

View: 343

Environmental Justice: Key Issues is the first textbook to offer a comprehensive and accessible overview of environmental justice, one of the most dynamic fields in environmental politics scholarship. The rapidly growing body of research in this area has brought about a proliferation of approaches; as such, the breadth and depth of the field can sometimes be a barrier for aspiring environmental justice students and scholars. This book therefore is unique for its accessible style and innovative approach to exploring environmental justice. Written by leading international experts from a variety of professional, geographic, ethnic, and disciplinary backgrounds, its chapters combine authoritative commentary with real-life cases. Organised into four parts—approaches, issues, actors and future directions—the chapters help the reader to understand the foundations of the field, including the principal concepts, debates, and historical milestones. This volume also features sections with learning outcomes, follow-up questions, references for further reading and vivid photographs to make it a useful teaching and learning tool. Environmental Justice: Key Issues is the ideal toolkit for junior researchers, graduate students, upper-level undergraduates, and anyone in need of a comprehensive introductory textbook on environmental justice.
Categories: Business & Economics

From the Ground Up

From the Ground Up

Presents case studies of grassroots activism for environmental justice, highlighting struggles against environmental hazards, toxic waste dumps, and polluting factories which often impact low-income and minority communities.

Author: Luke W. Cole

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814715370

Category: Law

Page: 244

View: 345

Presents case studies of grassroots activism for environmental justice, highlighting struggles against environmental hazards, toxic waste dumps, and polluting factories which often impact low-income and minority communities.
Categories: Law

Unequal Protection

Unequal Protection

Discusses racial discrimination in environmental policymaking and the unequal enforcement of environmental protection regulations

Author: Robert Doyle Bullard

Publisher: Random House (NY)

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173002156184

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

View: 439

Discusses racial discrimination in environmental policymaking and the unequal enforcement of environmental protection regulations
Categories: Social Science

From the Inside Out

From the Inside Out

2006. Inescapable Ecologies: A History of Environment, Disease, and
Knowledge. Berkeley: University of California Press. NEJAC. 1996.
Environmental Justice, Urban Revitalization, and Brownfields: The Search for
Authentic Signs of Hope.

Author: Jill Lindsey Harrison

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262537742

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

View: 632

An examination of why government agencies allow environmental injustices to persist. Many state and federal environmental agencies have put in place programs, policies, and practices to redress environmental injustices, and yet these efforts fall short of meeting the principles that environmental justice activists have fought for. In From the Inside Out, Jill Lindsey Harrison offers an account of the bureaucratic culture that hinders regulatory agencies' attempts to reduce environmental injustices. It is now widely accepted that America's poorest communities, communities of color, and Native American communities suffer disproportionate harm from environmental hazards, with higher exposure to pollution and higher incidence of lead poisoning, cancer, asthma, and other diseases linked to environmental ills. And yet, Harrison reports, some regulatory staff view these problems as beyond their agencies' area of concern, requiring too many resources, or see neutrality as demanding “color-blind” administration. Drawing on more than 160 interviews (with interviewees including 89 current or former agency staff members and more than 50 environmental justice activists and others who interact with regulatory agencies) and more than 50 hours of participant observation of agency meetings (both open- and closed-door), Harrison offers a unique account of how bureaucrats resist, undermine, and disparage environmental justice reform—and how environmental justice reformers within the agencies fight back by trying to change regulatory practice and culture from the inside out. Harrison argues that equity, not just aggregated overall improvement, should be a metric for evaluating environmental regulation.
Categories: Political Science

Defining Environmental Justice

Defining Environmental Justice

The book uses both environmental movements and political theory to help define what is meant by environmental and ecological justice.

Author: David Schlosberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199562480

Category: Political Science

Page: 238

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This book will appeal to anyone interested in environmental politics, environmental movements, and justice theory. The basic task of this book is to explore what, exactly, is meant by 'justice' in definitions of environmental and ecological justice. It examines how the term is used in both self-described environmental justice movements and in theories of environmental and ecological justice. The central argument is that a theory and practice of environmental justice necessarily includes distributive conceptions of justice, but must also embrace notions of justice based in recognition, capabilities, and participation. Throughout, the goal is the development of a broad, multi-faceted, yet integrated notion of justice that can be applied to both relations regarding environmental risks in human populations and relations between human communities and non-human nature.
Categories: Political Science

Environmental Justice

Environmental Justice

This book explores the philosophical background of questions on environmental justice.

Author: Peter S. Wenz

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438423876

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 693

This book explores the philosophical background of questions on environmental justice. It focuses on theories of distributive justice, primarily those which concern the manner in which benefits and burdens should be allocated when there is a scarcity of benefits (relative to people’s wants or needs) and a surfeit of burdens. It is one of those rare philosophy books that is at once accessible and sophisticated, as it introduces both philosophers and people interested in environmental studies, law, and economics to germane developments in the philosophical treatment of the question of justice. Since environmental concerns are uniquely global, theories of distributive justice are tested most thoroughly for their comprehensiveness when they are applied to environmental matters. Consequently, most illustrations and applications in this book are drawn from contexts of environmental concerns including property rights, human rights, animal rights, general utility, and hypothetical contracts.
Categories: Political Science

Toxic Communities

Toxic Communities

Taking stock of the recent environmental justice scholarship, a Toxic Communities aexamines the connections among residential segregation, zoning, and exposure to environmental hazards.

Author: Dorceta E. Taylor

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479805150

Category: Law

Page: 356

View: 963

From St. Louis to New Orleans, from Baltimore to Oklahoma City, there are poor and minority neighborhoods so beset by pollution that just living in them can be hazardous to your health. Due to entrenched segregation, zoning ordinances that privilege wealthier communities, or because businesses have found the OCypaths of least resistance, OCO there are many hazardous waste and toxic facilities in these communities, leading residents to experience health and wellness problems on top of the race and class discrimination most already experience. Taking stock of the recent environmental justice scholarship, a Toxic Communities aexamines the connections among residential segregation, zoning, and exposure to environmental hazards. Renowned environmental sociologist Dorceta Taylor focuses on the locations of hazardous facilities in low-income and minority communities and shows how they have been dumped on, contaminated and exposed. Drawing on an array of historical and contemporary case studies from across the country, Taylor explores controversies over racially-motivated decisions in zoning laws, eminent domain, government regulation (or lack thereof), and urban renewal. She provides a comprehensive overview of the debate over whether or not there is a link between environmental transgressions and discrimination, drawing a clear picture of the state of the environmental justice field today and where it is going. In doing so, she introduces new concepts and theories for understanding environmental racism that will be essential for environmental justice scholars. A fascinating landmark study, a Toxic Communities agreatly contributes to the study of race, the environment, and space in the contemporary United States."
Categories: Law

Environmental Justice

Environmental Justice

Such are the results of true racism . ... Thus , wasting resources in a fruitless
search for perfectly safe environments may in fact reduce society's well - being .
... ENVIRONMENTAL RACISM Racism is not a uniquely American phenomenon .

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights

Publisher:

ISBN: PURD:32754065145587

Category: Environmental ethics

Page: 184

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Categories: Environmental ethics

Environmental Justice and the Toxics Release Inventory Reporting Program

Environmental Justice and the Toxics Release Inventory Reporting Program

To view the entire docket of more than 5 , 000 documents select " Advanced
Docket Search " from the right side of the Regulations . gov homepage and then
select “ Environmental Protection Agency ” in the " Agency " pick - list and enter
TRI ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Environment and Hazardous Materials

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000065527320

Category: Disclosure of information

Page: 280

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Categories: Disclosure of information

What is Critical Environmental Justice

What is Critical Environmental Justice

These harms mirror those experienced by marginalized groups across the planet. In this novel book, David Naguib Pellow introduces a new framework for critically analyzing Environmental Justice scholarship and activism.

Author: David Naguib Pellow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781509525324

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

View: 748

Human societies have always been deeply interconnected with our ecosystems, but today those relationships are witnessing greater frictions, tensions, and harms than ever before. These harms mirror those experienced by marginalized groups across the planet. In this novel book, David Naguib Pellow introduces a new framework for critically analyzing Environmental Justice scholarship and activism. In doing so he extends the field's focus to topics not usually associated with environmental justice, including the Israel/Palestine conflict and the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States. In doing so he reveals that ecological violence is first and foremost a form of social violence, driven by and legitimated by social structures and discourses. Those already familiar with the discipline will find themselves invited to think about the subject in a new way. This book will be a vital resource for students, scholars, and policy makers interested in transformative approaches to one of the greatest challenges facing humanity and the planet.
Categories: Political Science

Sharing the Earth

Sharing the Earth

Creative literary work, which records human experience both past and present, has the power to warn, to persuade, and to inspire. Each is critical in the shared struggle for Environmental Justice.

Author:

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820347707

Category: Nature

Page: 352

View: 364

The first of its kind, this anthology of eighty international primary literary texts—poems, short stories, personal essays, testimonials, activist statements, and group-authored visions—illuminates Environmental Justice as a concept and a movement worldwide in a way that is accessible to students, scholars, and general readers. Also included are historical selections that ground contemporary pieces in a continuum of activist concern for the earth and human justice, a much-needed but seldom available perspective. Arts and humanities are crucial in the ongoing effort to achieve an ecologically sustainable and just world. Works of the human imagination provide analyses, articulations of experience, and positive visions of the future that no amount of statistics, data, charts, or graphs can offer because literature speaks not only to the intellect but also to our emotions. Creative literary work, which records human experience both past and present, has the power to warn, to persuade, and to inspire. Each is critical in the shared struggle for Environmental Justice.
Categories: Nature