Policies and change

Bell, K. (2021) Policies and change. In: Bell, K. (ed.) Diversity and Inclusion in Environmentalism. Series: Routledge studies in environmental justice. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY, pp. 148-164. ISBN 9780367567309 (doi: 10.4324/9781003099185-10)

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This chapter identifies and explores some key themes from the book and suggests some general policies for developing a unified, intersectional environmentalism. The first part of the chapter discusses three cross-cutting themes: misrecognition, power differentials and economic inequality. These are discussed in turn and related to points made in the prior chapters. The second, and final, part of the chapter makes environmental policy suggestions on how to overcome the barriers to inclusion and diversity that are discussed throughout the book. These are as follows: improving participatory practice, supporting joint social and environmental justice campaigns, working for the reduction of inequalities in society, choosing environmental solutions that meet the needs of marginalised groups and changing the political-economic system towards one that does not require dehumanisation and division.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Bell, Dr Karen
Authors: Bell, K.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Published Online:03 June 2021

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