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Environment, justice and the capability approach

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  • Jérôme Ballet
  • J.-M. Koffi
  • Jérôme Pelenc

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In recent years, several studies have attempted to combine the capabilities approach with sustainable development. However, critics have pointed out that although the capability approach takes the environment into account, it has its shortcomings for not being a complete ethical theory. Our article attempts to go beyond these criticisms, and show that the capabilities approach provides a good analytical framework for an environmental justice approach.
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  • Jérôme Ballet & J.-M. Koffi & Jérôme Pelenc, 2013. "Environment, justice and the capability approach," ULB Institutional Repository 2013/218340, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
  • Handle: RePEc:ulb:ulbeco:2013/218340
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