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Environmental Injustice In The U.S. : Myths And Realities - James P. Lester

Environmental Injustice In The U.S.

Myths And Realities

Paperback Published: 4th December 2000
ISBN: 9780813338194
Number Of Pages: 235

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"Environmental Injustice in the United States" provides systematic insight into the social, economic, and political dynamics of environmental decision-making, and the impacts of those decisions on minority communities. The first part of the book examines closely the history of the environmental justice movement and the scholarly literature to date, with a discussion about how the issue made the public agenda in the first place. The second part of the book is a unique quantitative analysis of the relationship among race, class, political mobilization, and environmental harm at three levels-- state, county, and city. Despite the initial skepticism of the authors, their study finds both race and class to be significant variables in explaining patterns of environmental harm. The third part of the book then offers policy recommendations to decisionmakers, based on the book's findings. It was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Book of 2001.

List of Figures and Tablesp. ix
Preface and Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introduction: The Nature of the Problemp. 1
Environmental Injustice Research: Reviewing the Evidencep. 9
Environmental Justice: Getting on the Public Agendap. 21
Modeling Environmental Injustice: Concepts, Measures, Hypotheses, and Method of Analysisp. 57
Environmental Injustice in America's Statesp. 79
Environmental Injustice in America's Countiesp. 113
Environmental Injustice in America's Citiesp. 133
Summary and Conclusions from the Multilevel Analysisp. 149
Existing Federal and State Policies for Environmental Justice: Problems and Prospectsp. 159
Designing An Effective Policy for Environmental Justice: Implications and Recommendationsp. 173
Referencesp. 189
About the Authorsp. 203
Indexp. 205
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ISBN: 9780813338194
ISBN-10: 0813338190
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 235
Published: 4th December 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1

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