Environmental Justice in America

Environmental Justice in America

A New Paradigm
Rhodes, Edwardo Lao
Distribution: World
Publication date: 02/15/2005
Format: Paperback 1 index
ISBN: 978-0-253-21774-5
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This book examines environmental justice as a public policy concern and suggests a new methodology for evaluating environmental justice problems. Edwardo Lao Rhodes makes the case that race and class were not a major concern of environmental policy until the 1990s. He looks at public policy concerns and methodological approaches to the issues, and he discusses a case of hazardous waste disposal, which leads to policy recommendations for sharing risk. Throughout, Rhodes links these issues to international environmental justice programs, to issues of national sovereignty and the paternalism of developed nations toward the underdeveloped world, and to notions of economic necessity.

Author Bio

Edwardo Lao Rhodes is Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University.

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
Part I. The Dynamics of Environmental Justice
1. Introduction
2. Forms of Environmental Justice
3. What Has Gone Before: Why Race Was Not on the Original Environmental Agenda
4. The Evolution of Environmental Justice as a Policy Issue: A Movement Whose Time Has Come
5. Misconceptions about Minority Attitudes toward Environmental Issues
6. The EPA: An Agency with an Attitude
Part II. Policy Analysis of Environmental Justice
7. Environmental Justice through the Lens of Policy Analysis: Why Should Government Get Involved?
8. The Measurement of Environmental Justice: Some Rules of Engagement
9. A New Way of Looking at the Same Old Numbers: Using Data Envelopment Analysis to Evaluate Environmental Quality
Part III. A Case, a Summary, and Some Conclusions
10. A Case of Environmental Justice: The Disposal of Hazardous Material in Noxubee County, Mississippi
11. Policy Directions and Recommendations
12. Environmental Justice: A New Paradigm—A Time of Change
Appendix A: Principles of Environmental Justice