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Author Okereke, Chukwumerije.

Title Global justice and neoliberal environmental governance : ethics, sustainable development and international co-operation / Chukwumerije Okereke
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 233 pages)
Series Routledge research in environmental politics
Routledge research in environmental politics.
Contents pt. I. Setting the scene -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Regimes as a medium for international distributive justice -- 3. Towards a theory of global environmental justice -- pt. II. Empirical analysis of three regime tests -- 4. Managing a global commons : the United Nations conference on the law of the sea -- 5. The global waste management regime : the Basel convention -- 6. Protecting the global atmosphere : the UNFCCC -- pt. III. Normative critique -- 7. Establishing the core ideas of justice in eco-regimes -- 8. Ethics of global sustainability and neoliberal ideas of justice -- 9. Global justice and neoliberal environmental governance -- 10. Conclusions
Summary "This book is an ethical critique of existing approaches to sustainable development and international environmental co-operation as a result of the existing attempt to contain the demands for global environmental justice within institutional boundaries."
"With specific focus on three environmental regimes, this book explores the way that various notions of justice feature both implicitly and explicitly in the design of global environmental policies. In so doing, the dominant conceptions of justice that underpin these policies are identified and, in turn, criticised on the basis of their compatibility with the normative essence of global sustainable development. The book demonstrates that, although moral norms have a far greater impact on regime development than is currently acknowledged, the core policies for the most part remain rooted in two neoliberal interpretations of justice, both of which undermine the ability to achieve sustainable development and international justice."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 194-226) and index
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Subject Environmental justice.
Sustainable development -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203940741 (e-book)
1134126883 (electronic bk.)
9780203940747 (e-book)
9781134126880 (electronic bk.)