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Defining Environmental Justice: Theories, Movements And Nature

Theories, Movements, and Nature

David Schlosberg


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.
Part One: Justice in Theory and Practice 1. Defining Environmental Justice 2. Distribution and Beyond: Conceptions Of Justice In Contemporary Theory And Practice Part Two: Movement Definitions of Environmental Justice 3. Defining Environmental Justice in the United States 4. Environmental Justice and Global Movements Part Three: Doing Justice to Nature 5. Justice to Nature 1: Distributive Approaches 6. Justice to Nature 2: Incorporating Recognition, Capabilities, and Participation Part Four: Plurality, Reflexivity, and Engagement 7. Justice and Plurality 8. Ecological Reflexivity, Engagement, and Institutions: Implementing Environmental and Ecological Justice
David Schlosberg , Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science, Northern Arizona University