Journal article

Situating justice in the environment: The case of BHP at the Ok Tedi Copper Mine

N Low, B Gleeson

ANTIPODE | WILEY | Published : 1998

Abstract

The rubric of sustainable development has now gained wide theoretical and political acceptance in the global community. However, after the Rio Declaration, each nation must now confront the specific question of how to decide between those industries and activities that are sustainable and those that are not when conflicting social and ecological interests are at stake. Any fundamental change to resource allocation will have social distributional consequences, and the issue of justice therefore becomes a critical element of any sustainability formulation. This paper contributes to this debate by exploring the potential for a politically grounded theory of justice in and to the environment. Mo..

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