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Environmental Injustice, Political Agency and the Challenge of Creating Healthier Communities

Megs S. Gendreau

Environmental Values 25 (2016): 707-728. doi: 10.3197/096327116X14736981715706

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I argue that our current understanding of the philosophical dimensions of environmental injustice neglects an important component of those injustices. Specifically, by focusing on distributive, participatory and recognitional injustice, we fail to respond to the ways that environmental exposures, even in the absence of physiological harms, can impact upon a person’s experience of herself as a political agent. This has important implications for interventions in cases of environmental injustice, but also for how we understand what is required for full participation in a polity.


Participation, recognition, distribution

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