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Environmental justice and citizen science in a post-truth age
Editors: Thom Davies and Alice Mah

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.

Future Earth, co-production and the experimental life of a global institution
Eleanor Hadley Kershaw

(formed in 2010) comprises the International Council for Science (ICSU); the International Social Science Council; the Belmont Forum of global change research funders; the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); the United Nations Environment Programme; the United Nations University; and the World Meteorological Organization (see 112 Science and the politics of openness large-scale synthesis of existing research in assessments undertaken by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the

in Science and the politics of openness
The “Clean City” law in São Paulo, Brazil
Marina Da Silva

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in Toxic truths
Brian White

transformed international system. The importance of the European case here is that the global changes outlined above are more clearly illustrated in Europe than in any other region in world politics. It might be argued, therefore, that if foreign policy analysts can use their analytical techniques to make sense of European foreign policy, this will not only throw light on an important new area of foreign policy activity but will

in Rethinking European Union Foreign Policy
An introduction
Budd L. Hall

‘knowledge democracy movement’? First, we are working on an assumption that social movements remain at the heart of local and global change, that they are important sources of power to shift the way people imagine various relations of power. With that argument we are building on the long tradition of learning and social movement theory and practice, including much that has been written about in earlier forms (Hall, 2009 a, b, c, d). Here we are not referring to engaged scholarship or HE and community engagement itself as a movement, although there are movement elements to

in Knowledge, democracy and action
Heikki Patomäki

), Global Changes and Theoretical Challenges. Approaches to World Politics for the 1990s (Lexington, MA, Lexington Books, 1989), p. 269. 78 William C. Wohlforth, ‘The Stability of a Unipolar World’, International Security , vol. 24, no. 1 (summer 1999), p. 8

in Mapping European security after Kosovo
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The Debt–Growth–Inequality Nexus
Tim Di Muzio and Richard H. Robbins

300 Tons (millions) 4,000 0 1800 Fertilizer consumption 350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0 5,000 % Loss of total column ozone Water usage 6,000 95 1800 1850 1900 1950 2000 Atmosphere: ozone depletion 1800 1850 1900 1950 2000 Terrestrial ecosystems: amount of domesticated land 1800 1850 1900 1950 2000 Climate: Northern Hemisphere average surface temperature 1 0.5 0 ‐0.5 1800 1850 1900 1950 2000 ‐1 Figure 4.2  Rates of resource extraction and environmental change Source: Adapted from Steffen, W., et al. (2004) Global Change and the Earth System: A

in Debt as Power