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Environmental Politics and Distributive Justice

Andrew Dobson

in Justice and the Environment

Published in print December 1998 | ISBN: 9780198294955
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599071 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198294956.003.0002
 Environmental Politics and Distributive Justice

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Surveys the relationship between social justice and environmental sustainability through the lenses of the ‘environmental‐justice’ and ‘sustainable‐development’ movements. The objectives of these movements are used to show that we should not necessarily assume compatibility between the two social objectives. This produces ‘tensions of legitimation’. Can they be resolved?

Keywords: environmental justice; environmental sustainability; legitimation; social justice; sustainable development

Chapter.  6698 words. 

Subjects: Environment

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