This collection of scholarly articles takes as its subject matter discourses on environmental justice. The concept emerged in recent decades as an important framing concept for a wide variety of environmental movements and objectives, and has gained considerable currency due to the scope and normative force that its principles contain, whether in legal, political, or philosophical applications. This collection is an invaluable resource for researchers and scholars in this field given that the multiple theories and analyses of environmental justice are likely to remain central to the ongoing development of normative theorizing about the human role in the environment in the foreseeable future.
Contents: Introduction. Part I Foundations of Environmental Justice: Race and the Distribution of Risk: Solid waste sites and the black Houston community, Robert D. Bullard; Environmental justice and the sustainable city, Graham Haughton; The environment of justice, David Harvey; Just garbage, Peter S. Wenz; A wilderness environmentalism manifesto: contesting the infinite self-absorption of humans, Kevin Michael DeLuca. Part II New Directions in Environmental Justice: beyond Equitable Risk: Principles of environmental justice, First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit; Justice, democracy, and hazardous siting, Christian Hunold and Iris Marion Young; Distributive justice, participative justice, and the principle of prima facie political equality, Kristen Shrader-Frechette; Reconceiving environmental justice: global movements and political theories, David Schlosberg; Women and toxic waste protests: race, class and gender as resources of resistance, Celene Krauss; Social justice and environmental goods, David Miller. Part III International and Intergenerational Environmental Justice: Global environmental justice, Dale Jamieson; Global environment and international inequality, Henry Shue; Thick cosmopolitanism, Andrew Dobson; Allocating ecological space, Steve Vanderheiden; Environmental justice and economic degrowth: an alliance between two movements, Joan Martínez-Alier; Sustainability and intergenerational justice, Brian Barry. Part IV Applied Environmental Justice: Resources, Climate and Food: Global justice and the distribution of natural resources, Tim Hayward; Cosmopolitan justice, responsibility, and global climate change, Simon Caney; Global inequality and climate change, J. Timmons Roberts; The hijacking of the global food supply, Vandana Shiva. Name index.