Justice and Nature: Kantian Philosophy, Environmental Policy, and the Law

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August 2001



Most decision making in environmental policy today is based on the economic cost-benefit argument. Criticizing the shortcomings of the market paradigm, John Martin Gillroy proposes an alternative way to conceptualize and create environmental policy, one that allows for the protection of moral and ecological values in the face of economic demands.Drawing on Kantian philosophy, Gillroy develops a new paradigm for justice toward nature that integrates the intrinsic value of humanity and nature into the law. To test the feasibility of this new approach, Gillroy applies it to six concrete cases, including environmental risk and wildlife preservation.


List of Tables and Figures Foreword Preface Acknowledgments Introduction: Practical Reason, Moral Capacities, and Environmental Choices The Critical Argument: Moving beyond Market Assumptions The Constructive Argument: Kantian Ethics and Practical Choice Justice from Autonomy and Ecosystem Policy Argument Notes to Introduction
Part I Economic Policy Argument and Environmental Metapolicy 1. The Market Paradigm and Comprehensive Policy Argument Practical Reason, Argument, and the Policy Process Policy Design: The Strategy and TActics of Public Choice The Economic Design Approach and Comprehensive Policy Argument The Market Paradigm and Comprehensive Policy Argument A Context Model for the Market Paradigm From Strategy to Tactics Notes to
Chapter 1 2. The Theory of Environment Risk: Preference, Choice, and Individual Welfare The Economic Viewpoint: From Private Exchange to Public Choice? the Strategic Nature of the Polluter's Dilemma Environmental Risk and the Imprisoned Rider Efficiency, Morality, and a "Thin" Theory of Autonomy Public Choice, "Thick" Autonomy, and Respect for Instrinsic Value Notes to
Chapter 2 3. The Pracrtice of Environmental Risk: THe Market Context Model and Environmental Law Efficiency and Environmental Law Traditional Pollution: Finding the Optimum Level for Efficient Abatement Law and Policy Notes to
Chapter 3 4. Moving beyond the Market Paradigm: Making Space for "Justice from Autonomy" A Substructure: Uncertainty and Environmental Ethics A Superstructure: Environmental Risk and Public Administration Ecosystems in Ethical Context Toward Ecosystem Policy Design: A Tension of Intrinsic Values Notes to
Chapter 4
Part II A Kantian Paradigm for Ecosystem Policy Argument Executive Summary 5. Justice from Autonomy: The Individual and Nature The Three Components of Practical Reason Our Kantian Duties to Nature Kant's Environmental Imperative: Harmonize Humanity and Nature! Notes to
Chapter 5 6. Justice form Autonomy: Collective Action Practical Reason and Strategic Rationality Moral Agency and Collective Action Kantian Communitarianism: Juridical Means to Ehtical Ends Notes to
Chapter 6 7. Justice from Autonomy: The Legitimate State The Moral Basis of the Legitimate State The Principle of Autonomy and the Attributes of the Active Citizen Public Trust and the Harmony of Freedom Notes to
Chapter 7 8. Justice from Autonomy: Maxims and Methods Politics, Autonomy, and Public Choice Principles and Maxims for Public Choice Implementing Maxims: Two Distinctions From Maxims to Methods The Kantian Context Model and "Ecosystem" Design Notes to
Chapter 8
Part III Ecosystem Argument: Applications and Implications 9. The Theory of Environmental Risk Revisited: "Rules of Thumb" for Administrative Decision Making The Theory of Environmental Risk: Uncertainty, Ehtics, and Science The Kantian Administrator and Ecosystem Design The Predilections and Reorientation of the Public Manager Davie: From Economic to Ecosystem Policy Argument Notes to
Chapter 9 10. The Practice of Environmental Risk Revisited: Case Studies in Ecosystem Policy Argument Ecosystem Integrity and the Extraction Decision: The Cases fo Wilderness and Wildlife Assurance and the Disposal Interface: NIMBY and Comparative Risk Trust and the Production Decision: NEPA and FDA Regulation Ecosystem Policy Argument and the Baseline The Baseline Standard and Political Evaluation Notes to
Chapter 10 Epilogue Ecosystem Argument in the States: Act 250 and Proposition 65 Federal Policy and State Experiments Vermont's Act 250 California's Proposition 65 Justice and Federal Government Notes Selected Bibliography Names Index Subject Index


John Martin Gillroy is John D. MacArthur Professor of Environmental Policy and Law at Bucknell University, where he also is director of the Environmental Studies Program. His previous books include Environmental Risk, Environmental Values and Political Choices: Beyond Efficiency Tradeoffs in Policy Analysis(Westview, 1993) and The Moral Dimensions of Public Policy Choice: Beyond the Market Paradigm(University of Pittsburgh Press, 1992).


"An ambitious book." -- Political Studies Review "Gillroy contributes to scholarly debates in an unusually wide range of disciplines." -- American Politics
EAN: 9780878407965
ISBN: 0878407960
Untertitel: 'American Governance and Public'. Empfohlen ab 22 Jahre. Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2001
Seitenanzahl: 496 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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