Environment and Citizenship: Integrating Justice, Responsibility and Civic Engagement

Smith, Mark J. and Pangsapa, Piya (2008). Environment and Citizenship: Integrating Justice, Responsibility and Civic Engagement. London: Zed Books.

URL: http://www.zedbooks.co.uk/book/paperback/2008/envi...

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About the book: The book demonstrates how awareness of environmental hazards, injustices and new forms of risk is only effective when it generates strategies for political change. It examines how environmental movements have become increasingly involved in governance processes at the national, regional and intergovernmental levels, in contexts such as the EU, UN and LA21 initiatives.

The authors argue that while 'rights-discourse' has highlighted the status of specific identities, taking account of obligation prompts a consideration of social, cultural, political, economic and environmental injustices. Tackling these injustices demands a concern with both entitlements and obligations of all relevant parties and constituencies.

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