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Environmental Justice in Latin America: Problems, Promise, and Practice

David V. Carruthers


Environmental justice concerns form an important part of popular environmental movements in many countries. Activists, scholars, and policymakers in the developing world, for example, increasingly use the tools of environmental justice to link concerns over social justice and environmental well-being. This book investigates the emergence of a distinctively Latin American environmental justice movement, offering analyses and case studies that examine both the promise and the limits of environmental justice in Latin America and the Caribbean—both as a rallying point for popular mobilization and ... More

Keywords: environmental well-being, case studies, policymaking, megadevelopment projects, industrial waste, U.S.–Mexico border, ecotourism, land distribution, U.S. Navy, Vieques

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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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David V. Carruthers, editor

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Environmental Justice in Latin America

I Environmental Justice in Latin America? Global and Conceptual Challenges

II Industrial Development and Environmental Justice

7 Environmental Justice in Mexico: The Peñoles Case

Jordi Díez, and Reyes Rodríguez

III Land, Resources, and Environmental Justice