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Environmental justice and citizen science in a post-truth age
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This book examines the relationship between environmental justice and citizen science, focusing on enduring issues and new challenges in a post-truth age. Debates over science, facts, and values have always been pivotal within environmental justice struggles. For decades, environmental justice activists have campaigned against the misuses of science, while at the same time engaging in community-led citizen science. However, post-truth politics has threatened science itself. This book makes the case for the importance of science, knowledge, and data that are produced by and for ordinary people living with environmental risks and hazards. The international, interdisciplinary contributions range from grassroots environmental justice struggles in American hog country and contaminated indigenous communities, to local environmental controversies in Spain and China, to questions about “knowledge justice,” citizenship, participation, and data in citizen science surrounding toxicity. The book features inspiring studies of community-based participatory environmental health and justice research; different ways of sensing, witnessing, and interpreting environmental injustice; political strategies for seeking environmental justice; and ways of expanding the concepts and forms of engagement of citizen science around the world. While the book will be of critical interest to specialists in social and environmental sciences, it will also be accessible to graduate and postgraduate audiences. More broadly, the book will appeal to members of the public interested in social justice issues, as well as community members who are thinking about participating in citizen science and activism. Toxic Truths includes distinguished contributing authors in the field of environmental justice, alongside cutting-edge research from emerging scholars and community activists.

Raymond Hinnebusch

identity and sovereignty, nation and state, inflicted on the region, a conundrum better addressed by constructivism . 3 Its insistence that systemic structures are not just material configurations of power and wealth and include the cultural norms that derive from identity , helps to understand how the region’s powerful supra-state identities lead to a unique contestation of the state sovereignty which underlays the stability of other regional states systems. Secondly, this study will argue that the state and sub-state levels are at least as

in The international politics of the Middle East
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Graeme Kirkpatrick

historical processes serves as a counterweight to this. Section 3 discusses his use of Gilbert Simondon’s idea of concretisation as a way to contain the relativism with respect to outcomes that haunts constructivism, without lapsing into Marxian technical determinism. Section 4 suggests that Feenberg’s attempt to steady the ship in this way reflects a one-sidedness in his theory, according to which the discursive and the political are always both subordinate to the technical (which carries the historical process forward through concretisation) and superordinate to it

in Technical politics
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Graeme Kirkpatrick

My purpose in this book has been to show that Feenberg’s intervention constitutes an important and much needed development of Marxian and critical theory in relation to technology. I have also argued that his work is a vital counterweight to other, non-critical tendencies in contemporary philosophy and sociology of technology, especially constructivism, ANT and post-phenomenology. In concluding, I will summarise the sense in which his work constitutes an advance and then review some of the suggestions I have made, in an effort to contribute to the further

in Technical politics
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Mark B. Brown

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Catriona McKinnon

and appropriateness of conflict and hostility between people facing political problems, whereas these assumptions are absent from Rawls’s constructivism. If Raz’s claims are true then Rawls’s approach is undermined, because the expectations of persons upon which it relies are unrealistic or inappropriate. If the most that can be expected of citizens is toleration then the logic of an appeal to perfectionist values to justify political principles beyond toleration is clarified and the perfectionist approach to political justification becomes more attractive. Let me

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Michael J. Tsinisizelis
Stelios Stavridis
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Kostas Ifantis

, the concepts of condominio and consortio, the examination of the Union’s state-like properties in comparison with other forms of state, the confederal consociation thesis, as well as new normative perspectives on EU theorising, such as neo-republicanism and constructivism. New theoretical approaches Liberal intergovernmentalism The approach developed by Moravcsik in the early 1990s aimed at widening the spectrum of scholarly debate about the evolution of the EU system, its internal decision-making procedures and, more importantly, the relationship between domestic

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Olga Vassilieva

current policy (or how it is perceived among Caucasian people) and possible changes in their policies towards the region, which might promote integrated communities and, as a consequence, conflict management in the Caucasus. A multiple choice of identities and their impact on conflict development A multiple choice of identity defines the different means of consolidation and mobilisation during the second wave of nationalism in the Caucasus.2 ‘Natural’ sources for ethnic identity and ‘Soviet constructivism’ An ethnic identity, which differentiates between ‘them’ and ‘us’ on

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Civilisation, civil society and the Kosovo war
Mikkel Vedby Rasmussen

‘civilisation’. Huntington’s argument works according to what James March and Johan Olsen term ‘the logic of consequentiality’. 9 For Huntington, the purpose of IR theory is to establish categories (such as ‘civilisations’) that are supposed to explain and even predict the future development of global politics. 10 Constructivism rejects the viability of this kind of universal theory

in Mapping European security after Kosovo
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Redefining security in the Middle East
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Brent E. Sasley

disciplines as sociology, anthropology, psychology, cultural studies and women’s studies. These areas have undergone profound transformations in recent years as a result of the influence of New Left thinking (with residual elements of Hegelian Marxism) since the 1960s, feminist theory, constructivism, and the poststructuralist turn since the 1980s. Influenced to a great extent by the works of German social

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