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Environmental harm: An eco-justice perspective

Rob White

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447300403
eISBN:
9781447307853
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300403.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This unique study of social harm offers a systematic and critical discussion of the nature of environmental harm from an eco-justice perspective, challenging conventional criminological definitions ... More


Introduction

Rob White

in Environmental harm: An eco-justice perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447300403
eISBN:
9781447307853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300403.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This introductory chapter observes that whereas social harm is generally defined in terms of human needs, rights and being, the subject matter of the present work is concerned with the nonhuman as ... More


Toward eco-justice for all

Rob White

in Environmental harm: An eco-justice perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447300403
eISBN:
9781447307853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300403.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This concluding chapter begins with the observation that when dealing with environmental harms described and examined in this book, there are tensions both within and between the three approaches to ... More


Carbon criminals

Rob White

in Climate Change Criminology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781529203950
eISBN:
9781529204001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529203950.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter focuses on corporate harm. The problem with trying to tackle corporate harm is that virtually every act of the corporate sector is deemed, in some way or another, to be ‘good for the ... More


The World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the Environment

Liam Downey

in Inequality, Democracy, and the Environment

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479850723
eISBN:
9781479885978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479850723.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter examines how globalization produces social and environmental consequences as a result of specific decisions made by powerful actors in a set of elite-controlled institutions that have ... More


Environmental Degradation Reconsidered

Liam Downey

in Inequality, Democracy, and the Environment

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479850723
eISBN:
9781479885978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479850723.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This book has highlighted the limitations of existing arguments in accounting for the structural causes of social and environmental harm, including macro-structural environmental sociology, with ... More


Introduction

Liam Downey

in Inequality, Democracy, and the Environment

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479850723
eISBN:
9781479885978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479850723.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This book examines how organizational and institutional inequality as well as elite-controlled organizations and mechanisms cause social and environmental harm. It presents a series of case studies ... More


Inequality, Democracy, and the Environment

Liam Downey

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479850723
eISBN:
9781479885978
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479850723.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

The world currently faces several severe social and environmental crises, including economic under-development, widespread poverty and hunger, lack of safe drinking water for one-sixth of the world's ... More


Armed Violence, Natural Resources, and the Environment

Liam Downey

in Inequality, Democracy, and the Environment

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479850723
eISBN:
9781479885978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479850723.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter examines how natural resource extraction and armed violence cause social and environmental harm. It first considers armed violence as one of several overlapping and mutually reinforcing ... More


Modern Agriculture and the Environment

Liam Downey

in Inequality, Democracy, and the Environment

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479850723
eISBN:
9781479885978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479850723.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter examines how modern agriculture causes social and environmental harm by focusing on eight organizational, institutional, and network-based mechanisms used by economic and political ... More


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