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Justice and the EnvironmentConceptions of Environmental Sustainability and Theories of Distributive Justice$
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Andrew Dobson

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780198294955

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198294956.001.0001

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Environmental Politics and Distributive Justice

Environmental Politics and Distributive Justice

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(p.12) 1 Environmental Politics and Distributive Justice
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Justice and the Environment
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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0198294956.003.0002

Surveys the relationship between social justice and environmental sustainability through the lenses of the ‘environmental‐justice’ and ‘sustainable‐development’ movements. The objectives of these movements are used to show that we should not necessarily assume compatibility between the two social objectives. This produces ‘tensions of legitimation’. Can they be resolved?

Keywords:   environmental justice, environmental sustainability, legitimation, social justice, sustainable development

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