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Allocating the Earth: A Distributional Framework for Protecting Capabilities in Environmental Law and Policy

Breena Holland


This book advances a new distributional framework to guide the evaluation and design of environmental policies. Drawing on capabilities theory, and especially on Martha Nussbaum’s capabilities approach to justice, the book proposes that environmental policies should aim to secure the basic capabilities that make it possible for people to live a flourishing and dignified human life. Holland establishes the protection of the natural environment as central to securing these capabilities and then goes on to consider the implications for debates in environmental valuation, policy justification, and ... More

Keywords: environmental policy, environmental justice, social justice, democracy, political participation, environmental protection, environmental ethics, environmental economics, cost–benefit analysis, contingent valuation, environmental politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199692071
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692071.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Breena Holland, author
Associate Professor, Lehigh University