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Fairness and Futurity : Essays on Environmental Sustainability and Social Justice - Andrew Dobson

Fairness and Futurity

Essays on Environmental Sustainability and Social Justice

By: Andrew Dobson (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st March 1999
ISBN: 9780198294887
Number Of Pages: 344

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Fairness and Futurity: Essays on Environmental Sustainability and Social Justice brings together leading international figures in political theory and sociology, as well as representatives from the political community, to consider the normative issues at stake in the relationship between environmental sustainability and social justice. It raises important questions and sets out to provide the answers. If future generations are owed justice, what should we bequeath them? Is `sustainability' an appropriate medium for environmentalists to express their demands? Is environmental protection compatible with intra-generational justice? Is environmental sustainability a luxury when social peace has broken down? These essays emerged from three intensive seminars that involved participants in constant re-evaluations of their work, and which bought three distinct groups--environmental theorists, `mainstream' political theorists, and policy community members--into fruitful contact. In particular, the attempt to involve `mainstream' theorists in environmental questions, and to encourage environmentalists to use intellectual resources of political theory, should be highlighted.

Andrew Dobson: Introduction PART ONE 1: Michael Jacobs: Sustainable Development as a Contested Concept 2: Alan Holland: Sustainability: Should We Start from Here? PART TWO 3: Wilfred Beckerman: Sustainable Development and Our Obligations to Future 4: Brian Barry: Sustainability and Intergenerational Justice 5: Bryan Norton: Ecology and Opportunity: Intergenerational Equity and Sustainable Options 6: David Miller: Social Justice and Environmental Goods 7: Marcel Wissenburg: An Extension of the Rawlsian Savings Principle to Liberal Theories of Justice in General 8: Ted Benton: Sustainable Development and Accumulation of Capital: Reconciling the Irreconcilable PART THREE 9: Stephen Tindale and Chris Hewett: Must the Poor pay More? Sustainable Development, Social Justice, and Environmental Taxation 10: Koos Neefjes: Ecological Degradation: A Cause for Conflict, a Concern for Survival Index

ISBN: 9780198294887
ISBN-10: 0198294883
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 1st March 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.5