Environmental Values

The Rockefeller Foundation in Sardinia: Pesticide Politics in the Struggle Against Malaria | 03/28/05 Marcus Hall By most accounts within and beyond Italy today, the Rockefeller Foundation freed Sardinia of malaria, catalyzing the island's subsequent economic miracle. Yet malaria is an environmental issue as well as a health concern.

Learning from Environmental Justice: A New Model for International Environmental Rights | 01/25/05 Hari M. Osofsky International environmental justice presents difficulties for courts and advocates seeking to characterize problems at this intersection of environmental, human rights, and anti-discrimination law. Osofsky draws from U.S. environmental justice advocacy to propose a model for approaching the application of international human rights law to instances of environmental injustice.

Musings on Swamps, Whales, and Rats | 05/25/04 Robert Sullivan, Joanne Bauer Robert Sullivan discusses his three latest books.

Environmental Values, Policy, and Conflict in India | 12/10/02 Shiv Visvanathan Many think that Indian environmentalism arose in opposition to an anti-environmental government (as well as, at an earlier point, British colonial rule), leading to "a backward-thinking anti-ecological state and a pro-environmental civil society." In fact, what is really taking place is "a battle between two [strands] of environmental discourse," argues Shiv Visvanathan.

Interview with David Jenkins, Environmental Values Project | 06/19/01 David Jenkins David Jenkins focuses on two case studies: oil-field waste disposal in a southern Louisiana community of only 318, and the development of alternative communities in rapidly growing Tucson, Arizona, whose population now stands at more than 830,000.

The Contested Terrain of Water Development and Human Rights | 05/10/01 Dipak Gyawali Nepalese water expert Dipak Gyawali discusses the role of the human rights movement in contesting dams and other water projects that destroy people's homes and livelihoods.

Understanding Environmental Values: A Cultural Theory Approach | 10/10/00 Michael Thompson At this Environmental Values Project seminar, Thompson argues that the key to environmental policy is to put the decision making power in the hands of "clumsy institutions," institutions that cultivate a plurality of views and approaches.

Annotated Resource Links: A Comparative Study of Values in Environmental Policy Making in China, India, Japan, and the U.S.A. (2000) | 04/21/00 Useful links on the subject of the environment to academic programs, NGOs, governmental organizations, funding, journal, and online resources.

Interview with Yukiko Kada, Japan Team Leader of the Environmental Values Project | 10/01/99 Kada Yukiko "In this project, the Japan team has tried to shed light on values in Japanese society as they relate to nature, life, pollution, and economic development. We've done this by conducting field interviews with people interested in or affected by pollution in Minamata, Niigata, Nagara River, and Lake Biwa."

The Politics and Ethics of Global Environmental Leadership | 10/16/92 Joanne Bauer At this second U.S.-Japan Task Force seminar, delegates and observers of UNCED explored the underlying ethical concerns at Rio, points of convergence relating to the normative content of policy options, and prospects for U.S.-Japan cooperation.

Whose Environmental Standards? Clarifying the Issues of Our Common Future | 04/07/92 Joanne Bauer At this first meeting of the U.S.-Japan Task Force on the Environment, 34 international environment specialists, political scientists, U.S.-Japan policy analysts, and business leaders addressed the concerns of those who believe that U.S.-Japan cooperation on the environment is key to resolving many of today's environmental crises.

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