Environmental Justice and Sustainability in the Former Soviet Union PDF ePub eBook

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Environmental Justice and Sustainability in the Former Soviet Union free pdf 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 explores the varying environmental, social, political, and economic circumstances of these countries--which range from the Western-style democracies of the Baltic states to the totalitarian regimes of Central Asia--and how they affect the ecological, environmental, and public health. Among the topics covered are environmentalism in Russia (including the progressive nature of its laws on environmental protection, which are undermined by overburdened and underpaid law enforcement)- the effect of oil wealth on Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan- the role of nationalism in Latvian environmentalism- the struggle of Russia's indigenous peoples for environmental justice- public participation in Estonia's environmental movement- and lack of access to natural capital in Tajikistan. Environmental Justice and Sustainability in the Former Soviet Union makes clear that although fragile transition economies, varying degrees of democratization, and a focus on national security can stymie progress toward "just sustainability," the diverse states of the former Soviet Union are making some progress toward "green" and environmental justice issues separately.

About Julian Agyeman

Julian Agyeman is Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University. He is the coeditor of Just Sustainabilities: Development in an Unequal World (MIT Press) and other books. Yelena Ogneva-Himmelberger is Assistant Professor of International Development, Community and Environment at Clark University.

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Author : Julian Agyeman
Publisher : MIT Press
Data Published : 19 June 2009
ISBN : 0262512335
EAN : 9780262512336
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 312 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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