Nature Justice Agency

Nature Justice Agency

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Environmentalists have frequently argued that environmental issues transcend politics - that environmentalism is in some way more important than concerns for social justice. Carl Talbot overturns this view and puts political questions back where they belong: at the very centre of the environmental debate, whether it concerns sustainable development, eco-tourism, conservation or the rights of indigenous peoples. In the process, he reveals the extent to which economic and cultural imperialism has skewed the environmental agenda and further distorted North-South relations, undermining fundamental human rights and, in effect, perpetuating a form of environmental racism. Talbot exposes the shortcomings of so-called 'radical' or deep ecology, and robustly repositions the environmental crisis in terms of class, race and gender. Environmental degradation, he argues, cannot be separated out from issues of social justice, and must be seen as a consequence of the gross imbalances of power that have fuelled the global growth of capital.show more

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  • Hardback | 226 pages
  • 135 x 215mm
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0745312926
  • 9780745312927

About Carl Talbot

Carl Talbot is an Associate Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Wales, Cardiff, and has published numerous papers on environmental issues (including a virtual contribution on environmental ethics in Microsoft's Encarta Encyclopaedia). This is his first book.show more