Environmental Justice

Environmental Justice : Creating Equality, Reclaiming Democracy

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Shrader-Frechette offers a rigorous philosophical discussion of environmental justice. Explaining fundamental ethical concepts such as equality, property rights, procedural justice, free informed consent, intergenerational equity, and just compensation-and then bringing them to bear on real-world social issues-she shows how many of these core concepts have been compromised for a large segment of the global population, among them Appalachians, African-Americans, workers in hazardous jobs, and indigenous people in developing nations. She argues that burdens like pollution and resource depletion need to be apportioned more equally, and that there are compelling ethical grounds for remedying our environmental problems. She also argues that those affected by environmental problems must be included in the process of remedying those problems; that all citizens have a duty to engage in activism on behalf of Environmental Justice; and that in a democracy it is the people, not the government, that are ultimately responsible for fair use of the environment.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 156 x 232 x 20mm | 498.96g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195183576
  • 9780195183573
  • 1,657,913

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"This book is an example of precisely the type of practical ethics one hopes to see more of. . . . The cases here aren't just illustrations of more general philosophical points-they're interesting in their own right. Very few philosophers, even those of us who do practical ethics, take the time to work through the details of cases in the way that Shrader-Frechette does in this book. It is a must-read for anyone interested in environmental justice and accessible enough that it would make a valuable addition to any undergraduate environmental ethics syllabus. . . a valuable contribution to the literature."-Notre Dame Philosophical Reviewsshow more

About Kristin Shrader-Frechette

Kristin Shrader-Frechette is O'Neill Family Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and the Department of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame.show more

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