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Green Criminology and Green Theories of Justice

An Introduction to a Political Economic View of Eco-Justice

Book

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Green Criminology book series (PSGC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Michael J. Lynch, Michael A. Long, Paul B. Stretesky
    Pages 1-20
  3. Michael J. Lynch, Michael A. Long, Paul B. Stretesky
    Pages 21-40
  4. Michael J. Lynch, Michael A. Long, Paul B. Stretesky
    Pages 41-62
  5. Michael J. Lynch, Michael A. Long, Paul B. Stretesky
    Pages 93-125
  6. Michael J. Lynch, Michael A. Long, Paul B. Stretesky
    Pages 127-149
  7. Michael J. Lynch, Michael A. Long, Paul B. Stretesky
    Pages 151-192
  8. Michael J. Lynch, Michael A. Long, Paul B. Stretesky
    Pages 193-206
  9. Michael J. Lynch, Michael A. Long, Paul B. Stretesky
    Pages 207-217
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 219-257

About this book

Introduction

This book offers an alternative analysis of the various theories and dimensions of green and environmental justice which are rooted in political economy. Much green criminological literature side-lines political economic theoretical insights, and therefore with this this work the authors enrich the field by vigorously exploring such perspectives. It engages with a number of studies relevant to a political economic approach to justice in order to make two key arguments: that capitalism has produced profound ecological injustices and that the concept of ecological justice (human and ecological rights) itself needs critiquing. Green Criminology and Green Theories of Justice is a timely text which urges the field to revisit its radical roots in social justice while broadening its disciplinary horizons to include a meaningful analysis of political economy and its role in producing and responding to environmental harm and injustice.

Keywords

sustainability environmental injustice environmental crime environmental sociology food justice

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of CriminologyUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA
  2. 2.Department of SociologyStillwaterUSA
  3. 3.Department of Social SciencesNorthumbria UniversityNewcastleUK

About the authors

Michael J. Lynch is Professor in the Department of Criminology and Associated Faculty at The Patel School of Global Sustainability, University of South Florida, USA.

Michael A. Long is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, Oklahoma State University, USA.

Paul B. Stretesky is Professor in the Department of Social Sciences at Northumbria University, UK, and Associated Faculty in the Department of Sociology, Colorado State University, USA.

Bibliographic information

Reviews

“Green Criminology and Green Theories of Justice is an especially useful addition to the growing literature on green criminology. … Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty.” (P. Beirne, Choice, Vol. 57 (11), 2020)