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Sharing the Costs and Benefits of Energy and Resource ActivityLegal Change and Impact on Communities$
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Lila Barrera-Hernández, Barry Barton, Lee Godden, Alastair Lucas, and Anita Rønne

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780198767954

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767954.001.0001

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Community and Sharing

Community and Sharing

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Sharing the Costs and Benefits of Energy and Resource Activity

Barry Barton

Michael Goldsmith

Oxford University Press

This chapter attempts to define ‘community’ in a broader sense, and more narrowly, in terms of sharing the benefits and burdens of energy and resources development—as deep thinking about community in multiple branches of the social sciences can readily be connected to legal issues in relation to energy and natural resources, and can inform our thinking about them. A community is generally a group with a shared identity, characteristics, and values, some of which come from choice and some from the circumstances of birth and life. Community also involves the sharing of resources. In this light, distributional justice is generally discussed within a community or society the boundaries of which are assumed, but it is important to perceive that the language of sharing in a community inevitably implies not sharing with outsiders.

Keywords:   community, energy development, resources development, shared identity, distributional justice, politics of community, social sciences

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