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Description - Troublemakers by Kevin Dunion

Prominent environmentalist Kevin Dunion argues for a sustained challenge to environmental injustice in Scotland. Many Scots from the most disadvantaged or vulnerable groups in society feel they are being put at unnecessary risk through the risk of pollution, ill health and the loss of quality of life. All this despite the Scottish Parliament's promise to put 'environmentally and socially sustainable development' at the heart of its policies. Groups who attempt to speak up in defence of their communities are marginalised by the government, local authorities and regulatory bodies and find themselves branded as 'troublemakers'. This book offers an insight into the nature of environmental campaigning in Scotland and covers community attitudes to risk, loss of trust in science, the role of multinationals in responding to challenge and conflicts over jobs versus the environment. The author advocates a new perspective on Scotland's environment as he urges us to move towards environmental justice for all, and uses case studies of environmental campaigns to illustrate key points.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780748617814
ISBN-10: 0748617817
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 22mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 11-May-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Kevin Dunion

Kevin Dunion headed Friends of the Earth Scotland for over a decade, in which time he was also Chairman of Friends of the Earth International. An Honorary Senior Research Fellow of the Department of Environmental Planning at the University of Strathclyde, he has served on the Scottish Executive's Cabinet Sub-committee for a sustainable Scotland and on the Board of Scottish Natural Heritage.He has now been appointed by the Scottish Parliament to be the first Scottish Information Commissioner.