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Judgements in Equilibrium? An Ethical Analysis of Environmental Impact Assessment

Melin, Anders LU (2001) In Linköping Studies in Arts and Science
Abstract
The growth of environmental consciousness during the recent decades has led to new ethical challenges. Environmental crises have brought to the fore the seldom acknowledged questions of what duties current generations owe towards future generations and what duties human beings owe towards natural entities. A new subdiscipline - environmental ethics - has emerged that especially focuses on these moral issues.

However, the debate within environmental ethics has had rather little effect on policy-making. The aim of this dissertation is to examine what relevance ethics can have for environmental politics. The empirical starting-point is an analysis of which moral beliefs underlie environmental impact assessment in Sweden. The... (More)
The growth of environmental consciousness during the recent decades has led to new ethical challenges. Environmental crises have brought to the fore the seldom acknowledged questions of what duties current generations owe towards future generations and what duties human beings owe towards natural entities. A new subdiscipline - environmental ethics - has emerged that especially focuses on these moral issues.

However, the debate within environmental ethics has had rather little effect on policy-making. The aim of this dissertation is to examine what relevance ethics can have for environmental politics. The empirical starting-point is an analysis of which moral beliefs underlie environmental impact assessment in Sweden. The dissertation analyses how these moral beliefs can be supported rationally. (Less)
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  • Professor van der Burg, Wibren, Utrecht University
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environmental impact assessment, environmental ethics
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Linköping Studies in Arts and Science
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203 pages
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Linköping University
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Linköping university
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2001-11-09 10:12
ISBN
91-7373-092-0
language
English
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However, the debate within environmental ethics has had rather little effect on policy-making. The aim of this dissertation is to examine what relevance ethics can have for environmental politics. The empirical starting-point is an analysis of which moral beliefs underlie environmental impact assessment in Sweden. The dissertation analyses how these moral beliefs can be supported rationally.},
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