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New book - Human Rights and Environmental Sustainabillity (Edward Elgar)
By Kerri Woods (York)
ISBN: 978 1 84844 853 7
Synopsis: Human Rights and Environmental Sustainability challenges the
assumed harmony between human rights norms and the demands of environmental
sustainability, by addressing conceptual, normative, and political
questions surrounding the interaction between the two.
What is gained and lost by environmental theorists and activists adopting
the language and institutions of human rights? Is there coherence or
tension between the values of human rights and environmental
sustainability? Is the idea of environmental human rights plausible, and
defensible? Whereas previous studies have considered the interface between
human rights and environmental sustainability on an empirical level, this
pioneering book engages the theoretical and philosophical issues at stake.
Given the significant environmental challenges we face, and the dominance
of human rights as a normative framework, these concerns demand our
1. Globalization, Human Rights and the Environment
2. Human Rights: Moral Authority and Philosophical Doubts
3. The Contemporary Human Rights Regime: Some Criticisms and an Alternative
4. Environmental Sustainability and Environmental Values
5. The Institutions of Sustainability: Citizenship, Democracy and Justice
6. Rights or Sustainability; Rights and Sustainability?