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Environment, Climate, and Social Justice

Perspectives and Practices from the Global South

  • Provides updated perspectives and critical insights into the risks, challenges, and opportunities in the Global South

  • Enables readers to revise, critique, and challenge and to adapt to the existing practices and thoughts

  • Acts as a powerful resource in teaching, research, and advocacy efforts

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Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii
  2. Environment, Climate, and Social Justice: Interdisciplinary Voices from the Global South

    • Devendraraj Madhanagopal, Christopher Todd Beer, Bala Raju Nikku, André J. Pelser
    Pages 1-13
  3. Governance, Policy Advocacy and Legal Activisms in the Global South

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 79-79
    2. Reflections of the Climate Justice Framework in Public Policies: The Bangladesh Perspective

      • S. M. Kamrul Hassan, Niaz Ahmed Khan, Nashmiya Khanam
      Pages 143-159
    3. Climate Risks in an Unequal Society: The Question of Climate Justice in India

      • Devendraraj Madhanagopal, Vidya Ann Jacob
      Pages 161-188
    4. Litigating for Climate Justice–Chasing a Chimera?

      • M. K. Ramesh, Vidya Ann Jacob
      Pages 189-206
  4. Critical and Social Movement Perspectives from the Global South

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 227-227
    2. Eco-Feminisms in Theory and Practice in the Global South: India, South Africa, and Ecuador

      • Devendraraj Madhanagopal, Patrick Bond, Manuel Bayón Jiménez
      Pages 275-296

About this book

This book approaches environmental, climate, and social justice comprehensively and interlinked. The contributors, predominantly from the Global South and have lived experiences, challenge the eurocentrism that dominates knowledge production and discourses on environmental and climate [in] justices. The collection of works balances theoretical, empirical, and practical aspects to address environmental and climate justice challenges through the lens of social justice. 

This book gives voice to scholars of the Global South and uses an interdisciplinary approach to show the complexity of the problem and the opportunities for solutions, making this book a powerful resource in teaching, research, and advocacy efforts. The innovativeness of this approach stems from the use of narratives, scientific explanation, and thematic analysis to present the arguments in each chapter of this edited book. Overall, each chapter of this book acts as a powerful resource in teaching, research, and advocacy efforts.

This book fills a gap in the Global South production of environmental, climate, and social justice. It provides in-depth knowledge to the readers and raises their critical thinking about key elements/discussions of justice issues of environmental conflicts and climate change. The book is a useful read to a general audience interested in the topic of climate, environment, and development politics.


Keywords

  • Climate Justice
  • Environmental Justice
  • Environmental Movements
  • Social Justice
  • Climate Change
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Latin America
  • South Africa
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • India
  • Bangladesh
  • Global South
  • Resilience
  • Disaster Rights
  • Recovery
  • Injustice
  • Legal Perspectives
  • Social Structure

Editors and Affiliations

  • School of Sustainability, XIM University, Bhubaneswar, India

    Devendraraj Madhanagopal

  • Sociology and Anthropology, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, USA

    Christopher Todd Beer

  • Faculty of Education and Social Work, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, Canada

    Bala Raju Nikku

  • Department of Sociology, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa

    André J. Pelser

About the editors

Dr. Devendraraj Madhanagopal (Ph.D.) is an Assistant Professor (II) in the School of Sustainability at XIM University (Odisha, India). He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (Mumbai, India). He is the recipient of several international travel grants/fellowships. His works appear in Environment, Development and Sustainability and Metropolitics journals. He has also made book contract agreements with reputed international publishers, and those books are in the process.  

Dr. Christopher Todd Beer: His research interests include environmental sociology, social movements, world culture, and climate justice. His work examines support for climate justice among Kenyan environmental NGOs, the adopters of fossil fuel divestment in the US, the connections of world society, and the support for a shift away from capitalism among US climate change protestors. His work appears in Sociological Perspectives, The Sociological Quarterly, The Journal of the Global South, among others.

Dr. Bala Raju Nikku. is currently serving as an Assistant Professor of social work at Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, Canada. Bala served as the founding director of the Nepal School of Social work from 2005 to 2011 and held international teaching positions in Malaysia, India, and Thailand until before Joining TRU in 2018. Dr. Nikku’s research focuses on race and racialization of politics and policy, human mobility, and displacement choices during and after disasters and pandemics.

 Dr. André Pelser is currently Professor of Sociology and a Research Fellow at the University of the Free State in South Africa.  His research expertise falls within the supplementary and cross-cutting field of population, environment and development and includes applied social and policy research, social ecology and the implications of demographic change for human development and the environment.


Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 119.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-981-19-1987-9
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)