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Achieving environmental justice : a cross-national analysis

Author: Karen Bell
Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This wide-ranging text examines environmental justice - which focuses on inclusive processes of environmental decision-making for local communities - in the United States, United Kingdom, Sweden, South Korea, China, Bolivia, and Cuba. Karen Bell discusses environmental issues as they relate to a number of other topics, including race, class, industrialization, and politics, with a particular focus on the role of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Bell
ISBN: 1447305949 9781447305941
OCLC Number: 881317771
Description: x, 307 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Fighting for humanity --
The concept and measurement of environmental justice --
The causes of environmental injustice --
'Killing yourself is no way to make a living' : environmental justice in the United States --
'The world has been deceived' : environmental justice in the Republic of Korea (South Korea) --
'Regulation means bad' : environmental justice in the United Kingdom --
'We have always been close to nature' : environmental justice in Sweden --
'The rich consume and the poor suffer the pollution' : environmental justice in the People's Republic of China --
'Recuperating all that we have lost and forgotten' : environmental justice in the Plurinational State of Bolivia --
'Socialism creates a better opportunity' : environmental justice in Cuba --
Achieving environmental justice.
Responsibility: Karen Bell.

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