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Inequality as pollution, pollution as inequality : The social-ecological nexus

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  • Eloi Laurent

    (Observatoire français des conjonctures économiques)

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Ecological crises born with the Anthropocene have arrived at a paradoxical juncture: as environmental degradations gradually become unbearable, environmental concern seems to become intolerable. One can think of two powerful forces at play behind this striking paradox sidestepping environmental emergency when it is most warranted (...).

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  • Eloi Laurent, 2014. "Inequality as pollution, pollution as inequality : The social-ecological nexus," Sciences Po publications info:hdl:2441/f6h8764enu2, Sciences Po.
  • Handle: RePEc:spo:wpmain:info:hdl:2441/f6h8764enu2lskk9p4a36i6c0
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