Award Date

1-1-1994

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Ethics and Policy Studies

Number of Pages

142

Abstract

Environmental Justice and Participatory Democracy: An Emancipatory Policy Proposal analyzes the public participation guidelines for the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. The author argues that four challenges must be addressed before the goal of environmental justice can be achieved. These challenges include the challenge of citizen participation, the epistemological challenge, the challenge of integrating public values with technical concerns, and the challenge of balancing environmental rights and responsibilities. The author develops a policy proposal for the creation of neighborhood environmental justice community centers in low-income neighborhoods.

Keywords

Act; Conservation; Democracy; Emancipatory; Environmental; Justice; Participatory; Policy; Proposal; Recovery; Resources; Resource Conservation And Recovery Act

Controlled Subject

Philosophy; Political science; Sociology; Environmental sciences

File Format

pdf

File Size

6051.84 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/05va-micv


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