The nature of environmental human rights and their relation to larger rights theories has been a frequent topic of discussion in law, environmental ethics and political theory. However, the subject of environmental human rights has not been fully established among other human rights concerns within political philosophy and theory. In examining environmental rights from a political theory perspective, this book explores an aspect of environmental human rights that has received less attention within the literature. In linking the constraints of political reality with a focus on the theoretical underpinnings of how we think about politics, this book explores how environmental human rights must respond to the key questions of politics, such as the state and sovereignty, equality, recognition and representation, and examines how the competing understandings about these rights are also related to political ideologies. Drawing together contributions from a range of key thinkers in the field, this is a valuable resource for students and scholars of human rights, environmental ethics, and international environmental law and politics more generally.
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chapter Introduction: environmental human rights and political theory / ASHLEY DODSWORTH, SELINA O'DOHERTY AND MARKKU OKSANEN chapter 1 The rights of humans as ecologically embedded beings / KERRI WOODS chapter 2 Defining the natural in the Anthropocene: what does the right to a 'natural' environment mean now? / ASHLEY DODSWORTH chapter 3 Reconciliation of nature and society: how far can rights take us? / TED BENTON chapter 4 The foundation of rights to nature / MARCEL WISSENBURG chapter 5 Rights to natural resources and human rights PETRA GÜMPLOVÁ chapter 6 Making sense of the human right to landscape / MARKKU OKSANEN chapter 7 What's so good about environmental human rights? Constitutional versus international environmental rights / DANIEL P. CORRIGAN chapter 8 Environmental human rights - concepts of responsibility / SELINA O'DOHERTY chapter 9 Future people's rights: dispelling an ontological worry HUBERT SCHNUERIGER chapter 10 Human rights-based precautionary approaches and risk imposition in the context of climate change / EIKE DÜVEL.