Justice and Natural Resources: An Egalitarian Theory by Chris ArmstrongJustice and Natural Resources: An Egalitarian Theory by Chris Armstrong

Justice and Natural Resources: An Egalitarian Theory

byChris Armstrong

Hardcover | June 3, 2017

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Our world is increasingly marked by climate change, environmental degradation, and conflict over precious resources such as oil, water, and land. In each case, access to valuable resources is at stake. We require a normative account of how access to the benefits and burdens natural resourcesprovide ought to be shared. But to date we have no comprehensive account of the demands of justice when it comes to natural resources. Justice and Natural Resources provides a systematic account of how to think about natural resources, the conflicting claims people have over them, and the implications of this account. The volume criticises the status quo in world politics, according to which resources themselves, and decisionsabout how to use them, are the preserve of individual states. Instead it demonstrates that justice requires a more equal sharing of the benefits and burdens that flow from the world's resources, and shared management of many of the world's resources. Along the way it addresses important real-worldquestions such as the following: how should access to the resources of the oceans be shared? How good are national claims to the enormous resource wealth found in Sovereign Wealth Funds? Should we stop buying natural resources from dictators? And who should pay for conservation of valuable resourcessuch as the world's rainforests?
Chris Armstrong is Professor of Political Theory at the University of Southampton. He works in normative political theory, and in recent years principally on global justice and climate justice. He is the author of Global Distributive Justice (Cambridge University Press, 2012), and many papers in journals such as the Journal of Politica...
Title:Justice and Natural Resources: An Egalitarian TheoryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pagesPublished:June 3, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198702728

ISBN - 13:9780198702726

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Resources and Rights2. Equality and its Critics3. The Demands of Equality4. Rewarding Improvement5. Accommodating Attachment6. Against Permanent Sovereignty7. Perfecting Sovereignty?8. Resource Taxes9. The Ocean's Riches10. The Burdens of Conservation