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Defining Environmental Justice: Theories, Movements, and Nature

David Schlosberg


The basic task of this book is to explore what, exactly, is meant by ‘justice’ in definitions of environmental and ecological justice. It examines how the term is used in both self-described environmental justice movements and in theories of environmental and ecological justice. The central argument is that a theory and practice of environmental justice necessarily includes distributive conceptions of justice, but must also embrace notions of justice based in recognition, capabilities, and participation. Throughout, the goal is the development of a broad, multi-faceted, yet integrated notion o ... More

Keywords: ecological justice, justice, environmental movement, distributive justice, recognition, capabilities, political participation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199286294
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286294.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Schlosberg, author
Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science, Northern Arizona University
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