12th Global Conference

Environmental Justice and Citizenship

Wednesday 10th July – Friday 12th July 2013

Mansfield College, Oxford

This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference aims to explore the role of environmental thinking in the context of contemporary society and international affairs, and assess the implications for our understandings of fairness, justice and citizenship. ‘Environmental justice’ is conceived broadly as reflecting not only justice in the context of human communities but also towards other species, ecosystems, habitats, landscapes, succeeding generations and the environment as a whole.

‘Citizenship’ is understood as an awareness of individual’s relative responsibilities in the global context.

Within this framework the 12th Conference of Environmental Justice and Citizenship will explore models, approaches and context necessary to solve the problems impeding environmental justice and living justly.

We request contributions which explore technological, political or economic solutions to these problems, or those antecedents, agents, processes and institutions that support development of such solutions.

The conference provides opportunities for scholars and practitioners in different disciplines to share examples and proposals for reducing the barriers to environmental justice and citizenship.

Presentations, papers, performances, reports and workshops are invited on any of the following indicative themes:

  • Boundaries: reach and limitations of judicial and political systems in contributing to solving problems of environmental justice and citizenship,
  • Media and knowledge: generating, vetting and disseminating information related to environmental justice and citizenship; sources and channels
  • Education: approaches to environmental education
  • Hegemony and diversity: resolving problems involving differences in moral and legal frameworks
  • Sustainable communities: lessons to be learned from communities that have implemented standards for environmental justice
  • Hope: the roles of emotions in shaping behavior and practices; how hope for environmental justice and citizenship develops and is sustained.
  • Critical thinking: skills, assumptions, perspectives and habits of mind essential to environmental justice and citizenship

Perspectives are sought from all [...]