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Global Ethics and Environment - Nicholas Low

Global Ethics and Environment

By: Nicholas Low (Editor)

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As global capitalism expands and reaches ever-further corners of the world, practical problems continue to escalate and repercussions become increasingly serious and irreversible. These practical problems carry with them equally important and ethical issues.
Global Ethics and Environment explores these ethical issues from a range of perspectives and using a wide range of case studies. Chapters focus on: the impact of development in new industrial regions; the ethical relationship between human and non-human nature; the application of ethics in different cultural and institutional contexts; environmental injustice in the location of hazardous materials and processes; the ethics of the impact of a single event (Chernobyl) on the global community; the ethics of transitional institutions.
This collection will both stimulate debate and provide an excellent resource for wide-ranging case study material and solid academic context.

Book Cover; Title; Contents; List of figures and tables; List of contributors; Introduction: towards global ethics; An outline of the problems ahead; Environmental justice challenges; Environmental justice challenges at home and abroad; Ecological balance in an era of globalization; Chernobyl, global environmental injustice and mutagenic threats; Justice, the market and climate change; Environmental justice: issues of principle; Considerations on the environment of justice; Care-sensitive ethics and situated universalism; Ethics across the species boundary; Mapping human rights.

ISBN: 9780203015254
ISBN-10: 2370005245941
Format: PDF
Language: English
Published: 23rd September 1999