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Environmental Inequality in France: A Theoretical, Empirical and Policy Perspective

Abstract : This article highlights the challenge of environmental inequality in France within the framework of social-ecology, an approach relating ecological crises to social issues, especially inequality. It starts by defining the notions of environmental inequality and environmental justice within the framework of the ‘capability approach’ and then reviews recent empirical studies that show how air pollution, chemical and noise pollutions, access to environmental resources and exposure to social-ecological disasters are socially differentiated in France and can be understood, under the definition adopted in this article, as a form of injustice. It concludes by reviewing issues raised by environmental inequality in France and exploring policy solutions able to address this challenge.
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Eloi Laurent. Environmental Inequality in France: A Theoretical, Empirical and Policy Perspective. Analyse and Kritik, 2014, 36 (2), pp.251-262. ⟨10.1515/auk-2014-0204⟩. ⟨hal-03429890⟩

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