The journal Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability seeks submissions for a special issue featuring research and viewpoints on environmental justice in Canada. Empirical papers – utilizing a diversity of methodologies - that document or contest intersections of the environment and social justice, action and policies are especially welcome. Theoretical or conceptual papers are also sought.
An underlying question is to what extent environmental justice issues and needs are different in Canada than in the United States? Numerous differences with the United States mean that American environmental justice research may not be useful in understanding intersections of justice and the environment in the Canadian context. These differences include urban geography, differing racial dynamics, the history of resource development, multiculturalism, social movements, and social policies and programs. Furthermore, the relative position of First Nations (politically and culturally), and Canada’s long tradition of political economy should inform approaches to justice and the environment that are more useful for this country.
For background on this journal and instructions for authors, go to the following web address.
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