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Environmental injustice in the United States : myths and realities

Author: James P Lester; David W Allen; Kelly M Hill
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides systematic insight into the political, social, and economic dynamics of environmental decision making and how they effect minority communities. Includes a quantitative analysis of the relationship between race, class, and political mobilization and environmental harm at the city, state and county levels.
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Lester, James P., 1944-
Environmental injustice in the United States.
Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)606398744
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James P Lester; David W Allen; Kelly M Hill
ISBN: 0813338182 9780813338187 0813338190 9780813338194
OCLC Number: 44868872
Awards: Winner of Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2001.
Description: xv, 216 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction : the nature of the problem --
2. Environmental injustice research: reviewing the evidence --
3. Environmental justice : getting on the public agenda --
4. Modeling environmental injustice : concepts, measures, hypotheses, and method of analysis --
5. Environmental injustice in America's states --
6. Environmental injustice in america's counties --
7. Environmental injustice in America's cities --
8. Summary and conclusions from the multilevel analysis --
9. Existing Federal and state policies for environmental justice : problems and prospects --
10. Designing an effective policy for environmental justice : implications and recommendations.
Responsibility: James P. Lester, David W. Allen, Kelly M. Hill.

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