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Environmental JusticeCreating Equity, Reclaiming Democracy$
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Kristin Shrader-Frechette

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780195152036

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195152034.001.0001

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Native Peoples and the Problem of Paternalism

Native Peoples and the Problem of Paternalism

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(p.117) 6 Native Peoples and the Problem of Paternalism
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Environmental Justice
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Kristin Shrader‐Frechette

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195152034.003.0006

Using case studies focusing on Shell Oil drilling in Africa and on native American attempts to take U.S. hazardous and radioactive waste onto reservations, the chapter analyzes the concept of paternalism. It argues that it is not paternalistic to demand a halt to imposing such risks on indigenous people. Showing that behavior – which victimizes indigenous people – amounts to threats to equality and to supporting colonialism, the chapter argues for a concept of geographical equality.

Keywords:   colonialism, environmental injustice, equality, future generations, indigenous people, informed consent, justice, native Americans, nuclear waste, risk

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