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Evidence of Environmental Justice: A Critical Perspective on the Practice of EJ Research and Lessons for Policy Design

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This article gleans important lessons for environmental justice (EJ) policy from the empirical literature and demonstrates them using EJ analyses of Superfund sites. It constructively critiques the EJ literature and suggests some future directions for designing policy and framing the discourse. Copyright (c) 2008 by the Southwestern Social Science Association.

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  • Douglas S. Noonan, 2008. "Evidence of Environmental Justice: A Critical Perspective on the Practice of EJ Research and Lessons for Policy Design," Social Science Quarterly, Southwestern Social Science Association, vol. 89(5), pages 1153-1174.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:socsci:v:89:y:2008:i:5:p:1153-1174
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