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Environmental Justice and Sustainability in the Former Soviet Union$
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Julian Agyeman and Yelena Ogneva-Himmelberger

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780262012669

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262012669.001.0001

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Environmental Injustices, Unsustainable Livelihoods, and Conflict: Natural Capital Inaccessibility and Loss among Rural Households in Tajikistan

Environmental Injustices, Unsustainable Livelihoods, and Conflict: Natural Capital Inaccessibility and Loss among Rural Households in Tajikistan

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(p.237) 10 Environmental Injustices, Unsustainable Livelihoods, and Conflict: Natural Capital Inaccessibility and Loss among Rural Households in Tajikistan
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Environmental Justice and Sustainability in the Former Soviet Union
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Dominic Stucker

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262012669.003.0011

This chapter examines environmental injustice in Tajikistan in the form of limited access to and control of natural capital. It describes the rural vulnerability context and highlights the unsustainable livelihood strategies such as child labor, the drug trade, and militant fundamentalism. It discusses the limited influence of civil society and the absence of public participation in decision-making processes. This chapter also explains that shortcomings of environmental governance at the national level and offers some possible steps forward for the environmental justice movement in Tajikistan.

Keywords:   environmental injustice, Tajikistan, natural capital, unsustainable livelihood strategies, civil society, public participation, environmental governance, environmental justice

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