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Environmental justice: key issues (2021)

in: Key issues in environment and sustainability

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Abstract

"In the last three decades, environmental justice research has become one of the most dynamic fields in environmental politics scholarship. The rapidly growing body of research has brought about a proliferation of approaches, issues and actors, all of which have distinctive philosophical foundations, draw on specific political claims, or require adopting different policy measures. As such, the breadth and depth of the field can sometimes be a barrier for aspiring environmental justice students. This book therefore offers a comprehensive overview of the field of environmental justice. Written by leading international experts from a variety of professional, geographic, ethnic and disciplinary backgrounds, its chapters combine authoritative commentary with real-life cases. Organised into four parts - approaches, issues, actors and future directions - the chapters help the reader to understand the foundations of the field, including the principal concepts, debates and historical milestones. The book also features sections with follow-up questions, keywords and references for further reading, as well as a compilation of teaching materials that includes relevant policy, legal and grassroots documents related to environmental justice at local and global levels. Written in an accessible style Environmental Justice: Key Issues is the ideal toolkit for junior researchers, graduate students, upper-level undergraduates and anyone in need of a comprehensive introductory textbook on environmental justice"--