Climate Justice and Human Rights

Authors: Skillington, Tracey

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  • Examines the idea of climate justice in the international community, and highlights society's changing view of climate change
  • Focuses on the legal ramifications of climate change, from the rights of displaced peoples to the human right to water access
  • Calls for action on an international level against climate change and discusses the future of community-led climate initiatives
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This book shows that escalating climate destruction today is not the product of public indifference, but of the blocked democratic freedoms of peoples across the world to resist unwanted degrees of capitalist interference with their ecological fate or capacity to change the course of ecological disaster. The author assesses how this state of affairs might be reversed and the societal relevance of universal human rights rejuvenated. It explores how freedom from want, war, persecution and fear of ecological catastrophe might be better secured in the future through a democratic reorganization of procedures of natural resource management and problem resolution amongst self-determining communities. It looks at how increasing human vulnerability to climate destruction forms the basis of a new peoples-powered demand for greater climate justice, as well as a global movement for preventative action and reflexive societal learning.

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Dr. Tracey Skillington is Lecturer in Sociology at University College Cork, Republic of Ireland, where she had received her PhD in visual culture and the contemporary political spectacle. Her research interests include issues of justice that arise in relation to climate change and transnational memory projects. Recent publications include ‘Climate Change and the human rights challenge: extending justice beyond the borders of the nation state’ in The International Journal of Human Rights (2012), and ‘Perspectives on Climate Change’ in a special issue of the European Journal of Social Theory (2015) for which she was Editor.

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“Tracey Skillington extends the normative debate on climate change considerably. She points out that climate change does not only affect the well-being of current and future generations. The inability or unwillingness of many states to react appropriately to climate change shows that it deepens and perpetuates domination across borders and it highlights the devastating consequences of the Westphalian system with regard to such global collective action problems. Starting from these insights, Skillington offers a new approach to what climate justice requires.” (Andreas Niederberger, Professor of Philosophy, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Climate Justice and Human Rights
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-02281-3
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-02281-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-02280-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 287
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