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andlt;Pandgt;The legacy of environmental catastrophe in the states of the former Soviet Union includes desertification, pollution, and the toxic aftermath of industrial accidents, the most notorious of which was the Chernobyl disaster of 1986. This book examines the development of environmental activism in Russia and the former Soviet republics in response to these problems and its effect on policy and planning. It also shows that because of increasing economic, ethnic, and social inequality in the former Soviet states, debates over environmental justice are beginning to come to the fore. The book explores the varying environmental, social, political, and economic circumstances of these countries--which range from the Western-style democracies of the Baltic states to the totalitarian regimes of Central Asia--and how they affect the ecological, environmental, and public health. Among the topics covered are environmentalism in Russia (including the progressive nature of its laws on environmental protection, which are undermined by overburdened and underpaid law enforcement); the effect of oil wealth on Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan; the role of nationalism in Latvian environmentalism; the struggle of Russia's indigenous peoples for environmental justice; public participation in Estonia's environmental movement; and lack of access to natural capital in Tajikistan. Environmental Justice and Sustainability in the Former Soviet Union makes clear that although fragile transition economies, varying degrees of democratization, and a focus on national security can stymie progress toward andquot;just sustainability,andquot; the diverse states of the former Soviet Union are making some progress toward andquot;greenandquot; and environmental justice issues separately.andlt;/Pandgt;

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andlt;Pandgt;An examination of the awareness of environmental and social justice issues in the former Soviet republics--from the Western-style democracies of the Baltic region to the totalitarian regimes of Central Asia--and the resulting activism in those states.andlt;/Pandgt;

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An examination of the awareness of environmental and social justice issues in the former Soviet republics--from the Western-style democracies of the Baltic region to the totalitarian regimes of Central Asia--and the resulting activism in those states.

Synopsis:

The legacy of environmental catastrophe in the states of the former Soviet Union includes desertification, pollution, and the toxic aftermath of industrial accidents, the most notorious of which was the Chernobyl disaster of 1986. This book examines the development of environmental activism in Russia and the former Soviet republics in response to these problems and its effect on policy and planning. It also shows that because of increasing economic, ethnic, and social inequality in the former Soviet states, debates over environmental justice are beginning to come to the fore. The book explores the varying environmental, social, political, and economic circumstances of these countries--which range from the Western-style democracies of the Baltic states to the totalitarian regimes of Central Asia--and how they affect the ecological, environmental, and public health.

About the Author

Julian Agyeman is Professor and Chair of the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University.Yelena Ogneva-Himmelberger is Assistant Professor of International Development, Community and Environment at Clark University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262512336
Author:
Agyeman, Julian
Publisher:
MIT Press (MA)
Editor:
Ogneva-Himmelberger, Yelena
Author:
Stucker, Dominic
Author:
Steger, Tamara
Author:
Susan A.
Author:
Metzo, Katherine
Author:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Author:
Campbell, Caroline
Author:
Crate, Susan A.
Author:
Crate
Author:
Heidmets, Mati
Author:
Kruusvall, Jüri
Author:
Raudsepp, Maaris
Author:
O'Lear, Shannon
Author:
Henry, Laura A.
Author:
Watters, Kate
Author:
Donahoe, Brian
Author:
Graybill, Jessica K.
Author:
Ogneva-Himmelberger, Yelena
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Environmental policy
Subject:
Environmental degradation
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Public Policy - Environmental Policy
Subject:
Europe - Former Soviet Republics
Subject:
Environmental justice.
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Urban and Industrial Environments Environmental Justice and Sustainability in the Former Soviet
Publication Date:
20090515
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
18 figures, 21 tables
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.5625 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Russia » Post Soviet Republics
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General

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"Synopsis" by , andlt;Pandgt;An examination of the awareness of environmental and social justice issues in the former Soviet republics--from the Western-style democracies of the Baltic region to the totalitarian regimes of Central Asia--and the resulting activism in those states.andlt;/Pandgt;
"Synopsis" by , An examination of the awareness of environmental and social justice issues in the former Soviet republics--from the Western-style democracies of the Baltic region to the totalitarian regimes of Central Asia--and the resulting activism in those states.
"Synopsis" by , The legacy of environmental catastrophe in the states of the former Soviet Union includes desertification, pollution, and the toxic aftermath of industrial accidents, the most notorious of which was the Chernobyl disaster of 1986. This book examines the development of environmental activism in Russia and the former Soviet republics in response to these problems and its effect on policy and planning. It also shows that because of increasing economic, ethnic, and social inequality in the former Soviet states, debates over environmental justice are beginning to come to the fore. The book explores the varying environmental, social, political, and economic circumstances of these countries--which range from the Western-style democracies of the Baltic states to the totalitarian regimes of Central Asia--and how they affect the ecological, environmental, and public health.
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