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Environmental Inequalities and Democratic Citizenship: Linking Normative Theory with Empirical Research


Schuppert, Fabian; Wallimann-Helmer, Ivo (2014). Environmental Inequalities and Democratic Citizenship: Linking Normative Theory with Empirical Research. Analyse & Kritik:n/a.

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The aim of this paper is to link empirical findings concerning environmental inequalities with different normative yard-sticks for assessing whether these inequalities should be deemed unjust, or not. We argue that such an inquiry must necessarily take into account some caveats regarding both empirical research and normative theory. We suggest that empirical results must be contextualised by establishing geographies of risk. As a normative yard-stick we propose a moderately demanding social-egalitarian account of justice and democratic citizenship, which we take to be best suited to identify unjust as well as legitimate instances of socio-environmental inequality.

The aim of this paper is to link empirical findings concerning environmental inequalities with different normative yard-sticks for assessing whether these inequalities should be deemed unjust, or not. We argue that such an inquiry must necessarily take into account some caveats regarding both empirical research and normative theory. We suggest that empirical results must be contextualised by establishing geographies of risk. As a normative yard-stick we propose a moderately demanding social-egalitarian account of justice and democratic citizenship, which we take to be best suited to identify unjust as well as legitimate instances of socio-environmental inequality.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:01 Faculty of Theology > Center for Ethics
06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Philosophy
08 University Research Priority Programs > Ethics
Dewey Decimal Classification:170 Ethics
Language:English
Date:2014
Deposited On:28 Nov 2014 15:30
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 18:33
Publisher:Lucius & Lucius Verlagsgesellschaft
ISSN:0171-5860
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Related URLs:http://www.analyse-und-kritik.net/ (Publisher)
Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-101442

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