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The political economy of environmental justice

Author: H Spencer Banzhaf
Publisher: Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, 2012.
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The environmental justice literature convincingly shows that poor people and minorities live in more polluted neighborhoods than do other groups. These findings have sparked a broad activist movement, numerous local lawsuits, and several federal policy reforms. Despite the importance of environmental justice, the topic has received little attention from economists. And yet, economists have much to contribute, as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Political economy of environmental justice.
Stanford, California : Stanford Economics and Finance, an imprint of Stanford University Press, [2012], ©2012
(DLC) 2012000733
(OCoLC)764364204
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: H Spencer Banzhaf
ISBN: 9780804782692 0804782695
OCLC Number: 793511378
Description: 1 online resource (280 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Acknowledgments; Contributor Biographies; 1. The Political Economy of Environmental Justice: An Introduction --
H. Spencer Banzhaf; Section I. Household Behavior and Land Markets: Theoretical Considerations; 2. Moving beyond Cleanup: Identifying the Crucibles of Environmental Gentrification --
H. Spencer Banzhaf and Eleanor McCormick; 3. Does Environmental Remediation Benefit the Poor? --
Jacob L. Vigdor; 4. Environmental Gentrification and Discrimination --
H. Spencer Banzhaf, Joshua Sidon, and Randall P. Walsh; Section II. Household Behavior and Land Markets: Empirical Explorations. 5. Residential Mobility and Ozone Exposure: Challenges for Environmental Justice Policy --
Brooks Depro and Christopher Timmins 6. Superfund Taint and Neighborhood Change: Ethnicity, Age Distributions, and Household Structure --
Trudy Ann Cameron, Graham D. Crawford, and Ian T. McConnaha; 7. Amenities Tomorrow: A Greenbelt Project's Impacts over Space and Time --
Douglas S. Noonan; Section III. The Behavior of Polluting Firms; 8. The Role of Demographic and Cost-Related Factors in Determining Where Plants Locate: A Tale of Two Texas Cities --
Ann Wolverton. Section IV. Government Regulation and Enforcement 9. Spatial Patterns in Regulatory Enforcement: Local Tests of Environmental Justice --
Ronald J. Shadbegian and Wayne B. Gray; 10. An Examination of the Correlation between Race and State Hazardous and Solid Waste Taxes --
Robin R. Jenkins and Kelly B. Maguire; Postscript: Who Owns the Environment? --
Terry L. Anderson; Index.
Responsibility: edited by H. Spencer Banzhaf.

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This is the first book-length examination of environmental justice from the perspective of economics. A cast of top contributors evaluates why underprivileged citizens are overexposed to toxic  Read more...

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"This is an excellent book to introduce readers to the complexities of trying to uncover causal effects in the realm of environmental justice." -- Janet E. Kohlhase * University of Houston * Read more...

 
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