Environmental Protection and the Limits of Rights Talk
5 Pages Posted: 15 Nov 2012
Date Written: August 10, 2012
This paper seeks to explore the limits of environmental human rights and rights talk more broadly in combating the current environment crisis. It concludes that while rights discourse may play a role in environmental protection, it is ultimately insufficient to comprehensively combat the duel drives of the environment crisis - namely anthropocentrism and capitalist growth economics. It concludes with a note on the importance of struggle and activism in environmental protection.
Keywords: Environmental Human Rights, Rights of Nature, Rights Talk, Legal Rights, Limits, Activism, Anthropocentrism, Growth Economics, Capitalism
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