Troublemakers is a provocative argument from prominent environmentalist Kevin Dunion for a sustained challenge to environmental injustice in Scotland. Pollution, disturbance and fears of ill health affect the daily life of many Scots, particularly from the most disadvantaged or vulnerable groups in society. They are expected to put up with unnecessary risk and a lower quality of life. Groups who attempt to speak up in defence of their communities are often marginalised by government, industry and regulatory bodies. They find themselves branded as 'troublemakers'. This book, a unique insight into the nature of environmental campaigning in Scotland, draws on international as well as Scottish case studies and covers: *The failure to make the polluter pay. *Community attitudes to risk and loss of trust in scientists. *The response of companies and authorities to challenge. *Conflicts over jobs versus the environment. Troublemakers advocates a new perspective on Scotland's environment and urges us to move towards environmental justice for all.
Key Features *Author is a prominent environmentalist - former Chief Executive of Friends of the Earth Scotland and previous Chairman of FoE International- *Polemical - argues for a new perspective which will create environmental justice for all- *Uses case studies of environmental campaigns to illustrate key points- *Defends the role of troublemakers as catalysts for real challenge to authorities and bringing about change- *Puts Scotland into international context, comparing its environmental record with the rest of the UK, Europe and the US-
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Edinburgh University Press
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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.