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Environmental Justice and Sustainability in the Former Soviet Union

Julian Agyeman and Yelena Ogneva-Himmelberger


The legacy of environmental catastrophe in the states of the former Soviet Union includes desertification, pollution, and the toxic aftermath of industrial accidents, the most notorious of which was the Chernobyl disaster of 1986. This book examines the development of environmental activism in Russia and the former Soviet republics in response to these problems, and its effect on policy and planning. It also shows that because of increasing economic, ethnic, and social inequality in the former Soviet states, debates over environmental justice are beginning to come to the fore. The book explore ... More

Keywords: environmental catastrophe, former Soviet Union, desertification, pollution, industrial accidents, Chernobyl, environmental activism, social inequality, environmental justice, public health

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Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780262012669
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262012669.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Julian Agyeman, editor

Yelena Ogneva-Himmelberger, editor

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