1st Edition

Global Ethics and Environment

Edited By Nicholas Low Copyright 1999
    334 Pages
    by Routledge

    336 Pages
    by Routledge

    As global capitalism expands and reaches ever-further corners of the world, practical problems continue to escalate and repercussions become increasingly serious and irreversible. These practical problems carry with them equally important and ethical issues.
    Global Ethics and Environment explores these ethical issues from a range of perspectives and using a wide range of case studies. Chapters focus on: the impact of development in new industrial regions; the ethical relationship between human and non-human nature; the application of ethics in different cultural and institutional contexts; environmental injustice in the location of hazardous materials and processes; the ethics of the impact of a single event (Chernobyl) on the global community; the ethics of transitional institutions.
    This collection will both stimulate debate and provide an excellent resource for wide-ranging case study material and solid academic context.

    Chapter 1 Introduction, Nicholas Low; Chapter 2 An outline of the problems ahead, Arne Naess; Part 1 Environmental justice challenges; Chapter 3 Environmental justice challenges at home and abroad, Robert Bullard; Chapter 4 Ecological balance in an era of globalization, Vandana Shiva; Chapter 5 Chernobyl, global environmental injustice and mutagenic threats, Kristin Shrader-Frechette; Chapter 6 Justice, the market and climate change, Clive Hamilton; Part 2 Environmental justice: issues of principle; Chapter 7 Considerations on the environment of justice, David Harvey; Chapter 8 Care-sensitive ethics and situated universalism, Karen Warren; Chapter 9 Ethics across the species boundary, Peter Singer; Chapter 10 Mapping human rights, Tom Regan; Chapter 11 Indigenous ecologies and an ethic of connection, Deborah Bird Rose; Chapter 12 Ecological ethics from rights to recognition, Val Plumwood; Part 3 Global political justice; Chapter 13 Indigenous peoples, the conservation of traditional ecological knowledge, and global governance, Henrietta Fourmile; Chapter 14 Fairness matters, Oran R. Young; Chapter 15 Global ecological democracy, John S. Dryzek; Chapter 16 Restructuring the space of democracy, Elmar Altvater;


    Nicholas Low is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne. His book, Justice, Society and Nature (1998, Routledge), won the Harold and Margaret Sprout Award of the International Studies Association (USA) for the best book on ecological politics in 1998.