Policy Press

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Ecological Justice and the Extinction Crisis

Giving Living Beings their Due

By Anna Wienhues

Published

7 Oct 2020

Page count

242 pages

ISBN

978-1529208511

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

7 Oct 2020

Page count

242 pages

ISBN

978-1529208535

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

7 Oct 2020

Page count

242 pages

ISBN

978-1529208535

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press
Ecological Justice and the Extinction Crisis

As the biodiversity crisis deepens, Anna Wienhues sets out radical environmental thinking and action to respond to the threat of mass species extinction.

The book conceptualises large-scale injustice endangering non-humans, and signposts new approaches to the conservation of a shared planet. Developing principles of distributive ecological justice, it builds towards a bold vision of just conservation that can inform the work of policy makers and activists.

This is a timely, original and compelling investigation into ethics in the natural world during the Anthropocene, and a call for biocentric ecological justice before it is too late.

“A courageous and carefully crafted defence of the concept of ecological justice which places it at the centre of a viable environmentalist agenda.” Alan Holland, Lancaster University

“Wienhues’ radical argument that wild living organisms of all species are owed distributive ecological justice makes a provocative, valuable and original contribution to current environmental debates.” Clare Palmer, Texas A&M University

"An impressive, very carefully developed argument for an innovative theory of ecological justice, giving it its due place in the Anthropocene – and a very pleasant read.” Marcel Wissenburg, Radboud University Nijmegen

Anna Wienhues is a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Ethics, and the University Research Priority Programme on Global Change and Biodiversity, at the University of Zurich. Her work focuses on environmental ethics and political theory.

Introducing Ecological Justice

Political Non-Ranking Biocentrism

The Community of Justice

The Currency of Distributive Justice

The Principles of Distributive Justice

Ecological Justice and the Capabilities Approach

Biodiversity Loss: An Injustice?

Who Owns the Earth?

Visions of Just Conservation

Outlook for Implementation