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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 Justice and Sustainability in the Former Soviet Union

Julian Agyeman

Yelena Ogneva-Himmelberger

Caroline Campbell

Julia Prange

The MIT Press

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about environmental justice and sustainable development in the former Soviet Union (FSU) republics. This volume evaluates the extent to which increased popular environmental awareness and associated activism have influenced public policy and planning and investigates whether there are emergent, separate brown and green agendas. It also explores the rise of public health public health-related economic and environmental issues and describes relevant developments in several FSU republics including Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Tajikistan.

Keywords:   environmental justice, sustainable development, FSU republics, public policy, brown agenda, public health, environmental issues, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan

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