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Unsustainable Inequalities

Social Justice and the Environment

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HARDCOVER

$29.95 • £23.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674984653

Publication Date: 10/06/2020

Academic Trade

184 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

15 illus., 2 tables

Belknap Press

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  • Introduction
  • I. The Sources of Unsustainable Development
    • 1. Economic Inequality as a Component of Unsustainability
    • 2. Trends and Drivers of Economic Inequality
  • II. The Vicious Circle of Environmental and Social Inequalities
    • 3. Unequal Access to Environmental Resources
    • 4. Unequal Exposure to Environmental Risks
    • 5. Unequal Responsibility for Pollution
  • III. Political, Social, and Economic Policy Implications
    • 6. Reducing Inequalities in a Finite World
    • 7. Local Organization vs. International Coordination
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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