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Environmental Justice in Latin AmericaProblems, Promise, and Practice$
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David V. Carruthers

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780262033725

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262033725.001.0001

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Introduction Popular Environmentalism and Social Justice in Latin America

Introduction Popular Environmentalism and Social Justice in Latin America

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Environmental Justice in Latin America
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David V. Carruthers

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262033725.003.0001

This book focuses on popular environmental practices and social justice in Latin America. Latin American leaders and citizens are able to create awareness about environmental issues and social justice by emphasising race, class, and unequal distribution of environmental hazards between developed and developing countries. Extensive debates and efforts related to addressing environmental issues in the continent have resulted in an analytical framework for analysing unequal environmental hazards extensively. The book also discusses an effort in Latin America and the Caribbean that examines the potential and drawbacks of environmental justice, and considers the effort of environmental justice as a popular social movement and the fundamental concept required for analysis, interpretation, and policy formulation.

Keywords:   social justice, Latin America, environmental hazards, environmental justice, Caribbean

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