Fairness and Justice in Environmental Decision Making - Water Under the Bridge

Catherine Gross

Book Cover Fairness and Justice in Environmental Decision Making

 

By crossing disciplinary boundaries, this book uniquely connects theories of justice with people's lived experience within social conflicts over resource sharing.

It shows why some conflicts, such as local opposition to wind farms and water disputes, have become intractable social problems in many countries of the world. 

It shows the power of injustice in generating opposition to decisions. The book answers the question: why are the results of many government initiatives and policies not accepted by those affected?

Focusing on two social conflicts over water sharing in Australia to show why fairness and justice are important in decision-making, the book shows how these conflicts are typical of water sharing and other natural resource conflicts experienced in many countries around the world, particularly in the context of climate change. It tells the stories of these conflicts from the perspectives of those involved.

 

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