The Diversity of environmental justice: Towards a European Approach

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By comparing the US environmental justice movement with recent European developments, this paper suggests an environmental justice framework which is based on the idea of environmental justice as a heterogeneous process rather than an analytical or normative category. Using major debates on environmental justice particularly in the UK and Germany as a touchstone, eight dimensions of environmental justice are carved out and integrated into a processual model. It is discussed how environmental justice as a process may become robust enough to integrate and react to changing natural and social conditions.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Societies
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)835-856
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 2008