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Allocating the Earth

Breena Holland.

September 2014; p ublished online May 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Environment; Political Economy. 272 pages.

This book advances a new distributional framework to guide the evaluation and design of environmental policies. Drawing on capabilities theory, and especially on Martha Nussbaum’s...

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Brewing Trouble

Calestous Juma.

in Innovation and Its Enemies

August 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Environment; Political Economy. 7770 words.

This chapter sets the stage for deeper examination of tension between innovation and socioeconomic incumbency as reflected in the defense of preexisting products and their place in cultural...

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A Capabilities Approach to Democratic Participation in Regulatory Rulemaking

Breena Holland.

in Allocating the Earth

September 2014; p ublished online May 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Environment; Political Economy. 14451 words.

Drawing on the theory of social and environmental justice advanced in Chapter 5 and the ecological meta-capability discussed in Chapter 4, this chapter develops a capabilities approach to...

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A Capabilities Approach to Environmental Valuation

Breena Holland.

in Allocating the Earth

September 2014; p ublished online May 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Environment; Political Economy. 12773 words.

This chapter theorizes an approach to environmental valuation that expands the multidimensional capabilities-based conception of individual well-being to include the natural environment’s...

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A Capabilities Approach to Policy Justification

Breena Holland.

in Allocating the Earth

September 2014; p ublished online May 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Environment; Political Economy. 18168 words.

Chapter 5 develops a capabilities approach to policy justification. It distinguishes the normative ideal made explicit in a capabilities approach to justice from the normative ideal of...

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Capabilities, Well-Being, and Social Justice

Breena Holland.

in Allocating the Earth

September 2014; p ublished online May 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Environment; Political Economy. 15983 words.

This chapter reviews the conceptual advantages of “capabilities theory” to environmental valuation and policy justification. It presents the “capability approach” of Amartya Sen and the...

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Charged Arguments

Calestous Juma.

in Innovation and Its Enemies

August 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Environment; Political Economy. 9723 words.

This chapter illustrates one dimension of technological coexistence—specifically, tensions between the proponents of Thomas Edison’s direct current (DC) and the champions of George...

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Conclusion

Nimah Mazaheri.

in Oil Booms and Business Busts

July 2016; p ublished online June 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Economy; Environment. 3976 words.

Analyzing the business environments in oil-producing countries provides us with important insights into the challenges that these countries have faced and says a great deal about where they...

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Conclusion

Breena Holland.

in Allocating the Earth

September 2014; p ublished online May 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Environment; Political Economy. 6346 words.

After summarizing the preceding chapters of the book, Chapter 7 discusses why the capabilities approach to social and environmental justice is relevant to questions of environmental policy...

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Cool Reception

Calestous Juma.

in Innovation and Its Enemies

August 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Environment; Political Economy. 8596 words.

Mechanical refrigeration dramatically impacted the cold storage industry and triggered long debates on the safety of food and the refrigerators themselves. These fears overshadowed the...

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