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Social justice and public policySeeking fairness in diverse societies$
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Gary Craig, Tania Burchardt, and David Gordon

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781861349347

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861349347.001.0001

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Understanding environmental justice: making the connection between sustainable development and social justice

Understanding environmental justice: making the connection between sustainable development and social justice

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(p.250) (p.251) Twelve Understanding environmental justice: making the connection between sustainable development and social justice
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Social justice and public policy
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Adebowale Maria

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861349347.003.0013

This chapter tries to provide an understanding of environmental justice. It starts with the concepts of environmental justice and sustainability both at the UK and global levels. It explores the constructs of governance, human rights, and participation, and then focuses on the interpretation of environmental justice at policy and grassroots levels in the UK. The social distribution of the urban and natural environment and its links to income and ‘race’ are examined. The chapter ends with reflections on how theory and interpretation interact with social policy.

Keywords:   environmental justice, sustainability, constructs, social justice, human rights, participation, social distribution, grassroots level

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