The Human Right to a Green Future
Environmental Rights and Intergenerational Justice
By (author) Richard P. Hiskes
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Human Right to a Green Future by Richard P. Hiskes
Book DescriptionThis book presents an argument for environmental human rights as the basis of intergenerational environmental justice. It argues that the rights to clean air, water, and soil should be seen as the environmental human rights of both present and future generations. It presents several new conceptualizations central to the development of theories of both human rights and justice, including emergent human rights, reflexive reciprocity as the foundation of justice, and a communitarian foundation for human rights that both protects the rights of future generations and makes possible an international consensus on human rights, beginning with environmental human rights. In the process of making the case for environmental human rights, the book surveys and contributes to the entire fields of human rights theory and environmental justice.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521696142
(228mm x 152mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 8-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Richard P. Hiskes
Human Right to a Green Future, Hardback (December 2008)
This book presents an argument for environmental human rights as the basis of intergenerational environmental justice.
Democracy, Risk and Community, Hardback (July 1998)» View all books by Richard P. Hiskes
Explores the connection between technological risk and basic concepts of liberal political theory and practice. The author argues that modern risks are emergent and therefore not reducible to individual actors or events, and that risks challenge basic concepts of liberal political theory.
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Author Biography - Richard P. Hiskes
Richard P. Hiskes is Professor of Political Science and Senior Political Theorist at the University of Connecticut. He is the Editor of the Journal of Human Rights and Director of the Human Rights Minor. He is the author or co-author of four other books, most recently of Democracy, Risk and Community: Environmental Hazards and the Evolution of Liberalism (1998). Professor Hiskes has published work in a variety of topics within political theory, human rights theory, environmental ethics, and science and technology policy. He has published articles in many journals, including Review of Politics, Human Rights Quarterly, Public Affairs Quarterly, Human Rights Review, Hume Studies, Women and Politics, Policy Studies, and others.
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