Environmental Justice , capabilities , and the theorization of well-being

  title={Environmental Justice , capabilities , and the theorization of well-being},
  author={Gareth Edwards},
Environmental Justice (EJ) scholarship is increasingly framing justice in terms of capabilities. This paper argues that capabilities is fundamentally about well-being, and as such there is a need to more explicitly theorize well-being. We explore how capabilities have come to be influential in EJ and how well-being has been approached so far in EJ specifically and human geography more broadly. We then introduce a body of literature from social psychology which has grappled theoretically with… CONTINUE READING

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