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Environmental Justice as a Value

Monika Adamczak-Retecka

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 25 September 2023

1 The theorists articulate many definitions of environmental justice. For years, justice studies were defined by the theories of John Rawls and focused on the concept of justice understood as fair distribution of goods in a society ‘A Theory of Justice’ by John Rawls was first published in 1971. To define ‘justice’ in the context of environmental law and politics, Robert Figueroa constructed a concept based on causal relationships and strong correlations that exist between environmental issues and social justice. Environmental justice exists when environmental...
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