Future as Fairness: Ecological Justice and Global Citizenship

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Anne K. Haugestad, J. D. Wulfhorst
Rodopi, 2004 - History - 261 pages
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Twenty years after the establishment of the World Commission on Environment and Development, the 13 contributions in this interdisciplinary volume offer a broad spectrum of perspectives and research-based recommendations on environmental sustainability, social justice and the human enterprise. The cases explored cover global citizenly rights and obligations, environmental health, ecological building practices, tradable fuel permits, forestry and illegal logging, local waste management, employment and risk assessments, the genetic modification debate, nuclear and toxic waste, global environmental governance and 500 years of globalization.

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Page 8 - global' facilitates this skewed view of a common future. The construction of the global environment narrows the South's options, while increasing the North's. Through its global reach, the North exists in the South, but the South exists only within itself, since it has no global reach. Thus the South can only exist locally, while only the North exists globally.

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Anne K. Haugestad is the former President of Norway's most influential environment and solidarity NGO, The Future In Our Hands (1990-92, 1996-98). She is currently conducting her doctorate research on motivational paths towards cooperative and sustainable development at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
J.D. Wulfhorst is a rural community sociologist in the Department of Agricultural Economics & Rural Sociology at the University of Idaho, where he also directs the Social Science Research Unit. He is engaged in interdisciplinary research related to natural resources and agricultural settings. He teaches on law, ethics, and the environment.

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