Allocating the Earth: A Distributional Framework for Protecting Capabilities in Environmental Law and Policy by Breena HollandAllocating the Earth: A Distributional Framework for Protecting Capabilities in Environmental Law and Policy by Breena Holland

Allocating the Earth: A Distributional Framework for Protecting Capabilities in Environmental Law…

byBreena Holland

Hardcover | October 4, 2014

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This book advances a new distributional framework to guide the evaluation and design of environmental policies. Drawing on capabilities theory, especially as articulated in Martha Nussbaum's capabilities approach to justice, the book proposes that environmental policies should aim to securethe basic capabilities that make it possible for people to live a flourishing and dignified human life. Holland begins by establishing protection of the natural environment as central to securing these capabilities and then considers the implications for debates in environmental valuation, policyjustification, and administrative rulemaking. In each of these areas, she demonstrates how a 'capabilities approach to social and environmental justice' can minimize substantive and procedural inequities that result from how we evaluate and design environmental policies in contemporary society.Holland's proposals include valuing environmental goods and services as comparable - but not commensurable - across the same dimension of well-being of different people, justifying environmental policies with respect to both the capability thresholds they secure and the capability ceilings theyestablish, and subjecting the outcomes of participatory decisions in the administrative rulemaking process to stronger substantive standards. In developing and applying this unique approach to justice, Holland primarily focuses on questions of domestic environmental policy. In the closing chaptershe turns to theoretical debates about international climate policy and sketches how her approach to justice could inform both the philosophical grounding and practical application of efforts to achieve global climate justice. Engaging current debates in environmental policy and political theory,the book is a sustained exercise of both applied and environmental political theory.
Breena Holland is an Associate Professor at Lehigh University with a joint appointment in the Department of Political Science and the Environmental Initiative. She holds a Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago, and both a B.S. from the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management and...
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Title:Allocating the Earth: A Distributional Framework for Protecting Capabilities in Environmental Law…Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.89 inPublished:October 4, 2014Publisher:OUPLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199692076

ISBN - 13:9780199692071

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Economic Analysis, Democratic Procedure, and Distributional Assessment in Environmental Policy2. Valuation, Justification, and Participation in Contemporary Environmental Policy3. Capabilities, Well-Being, and Social Justice4. A Capabilities Approach to Environmental Valuation5. A Capabilities Approach to Policy Justification6. A Capabilities Approach to Democratic Participation in Regulatory Rulemaking7. Conclusion: Climate Justice, Political Capabilities, and the Future of Human Fellowship