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Fairness and Futurity: Essays on Environmental Sustainability and Social Justice

Andrew Dobson


Contributors to this edited book consider the normative issues at stake in the relationship between environmental sustainability and social justice. If future generations are owed justice, what should we bequeath them? Is ‘sustainability’ an appropriate medium for environmentalists to express their demands? Is environmental protection compatible with justice within generations? Is environmental sustainability a luxury when social peace has broken down? The contested nature of sustainable development is considered––is it a useful concept at all any longer? Is it reconcilable with capital accumu ... More

Keywords: distribution, environmental sustainability, environmentalism, generations, John, liberalism, policy, Rawls, social justice, socialism, sustainable development

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198294894
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198294891.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Dobson, editor
Keele University
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