Environmental Justice Reimagined Through Human Security and Post-Modern Ecological Feminism: A Neglected Perspective on Climate Change
William & Mary Law School Legal Research Paper No. 09-329
29 Pages Posted: 15 Nov 2015
Date Written: November 11, 2015
This study demonstrates that it would be missed opportunity not to revisit the concept of ecofeminism in light of the current world structure and the pressing problems of international environmental degradation. Specifically, a post-modern ecofeminist perspective on international environmental law could provide valuable insights on the problem of climate change. This article proposes that post-modern feminism move beyond earlier ecofeminist perspectives, with their self-limiting focus on enhancing participation of women in international governance and the disproportionate impacts of environmental problem on women, to a broader perspective on the underlying causes of international environmental problems drawing from twenty-first century concepts of environmental justice, deconstructed and reimagined state sovereignty, population control, food security, and energy security.
Keywords: Ecofeminism, climate change, environmental law, international environmental law, ethics of rights v. ethics of care
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