Troublemakers: The Struggle for Environmental Justice in Scotland

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Troublemakers is a provocative argument from prominent environmentalist Kevin Dunion for a sustained challenge to environmental injustice in Scotland.Pollution, disturbance and fears of ill health affect the daily life of many Scots, particularly from the most disadvantaged or vulnerable groups in society. They are expected to put up with unnecessary risk and a lower quality of life. Groups who attempt to speak up in defence of their communities are often marginalised by government, industry and regulatory bodies. They find themselves branded as 'troublemakers'.This book, a unique insight into the nature of environmental campaigning in Scotland, draws on international as well as Scottish case studies and covers:* The failure to make the polluter pay.* Community attitudes to risk and loss of trust in scientists.* The response of companies and authorities to challenge.* Conflicts over jobs versus the environment.Troublemakers advocates a new perspective on Scotland's environment and urges us to move t

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Kevin Dunion is Scottish Information Commissioner at the Department of Environmental Planning at the University of Strathclyde

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This book explains in a way that no other publication I can think of does what the problems are with our planning system, how it needs to be changed and what the present problems are in challenging unwanted developments.

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