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Week 2: Human Rights and Environmental Rights

Human Rights and Environmental Rights

Primary Sources:

The Aparecida Document 2007

Papal Encyclical Laudate Si/ Care for Our Common Home. 2015 

Pachamama

Ecuadorian Constitution

Article about the Ethics Tribunal for the Rights of Nature, 17 January 2014, Quito, Ecuador.

World People's Conference on Climate Change Rights of Mother Earth

People's Agreement 2010 Cochabamba, Bolivia

The Earth Charter

Core Readings:

Leonardo Boff. Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor. Orbis Books, 1997. and/ or Leonardo Boff, "The Ethic of Care" in Voice for Earth: American Writers Respond to the Earth Charter, edited by Peter Blaze Corcoran, et al., University of Georgia Press, 2008.

Alex Latta and Hannah Wittman, “Citizens, Society and Nature Sites of Inquiry, Points of Departure” in Latta, Alex, and Hannah Wittman, eds. Environment and Citizenship in Latin America: Natures, Subjects and Struggles. New York: Berghahn Books, 2012.

Guillermo Kerber "Church advocacy in Latin America Integrating environment in the struggle for justice and human rights." in Evan Berry and Robert Albro (eds.) Environment Religion and Social Conflict in Contemporary Latin America. London: Routeledge, 2018.

Further Readings:

Latta, Alex, and Hannah Wittman, eds. Environment and Citizenship in Latin America: Natures, Subjects and Struggles. New York: Berghahn Books, 2012.

Dore, Elizabeth. “Environment and Society: Long-Term Trends in Latin American Mining.” Environment and History 6, no. 1 (Feb., 2000): 1–29.

Margaret E. Keck, and Kathryn Sikkink. Activists Beyond Borders: Advocacy Networks in International Politics. Cornell University Press, 1998. (Chapter 4).

Shawn William Miller, An Environmental History of Latin America

Guillermo Castro Herrera. “The Environmental Crisis and the Tasks of History in Latin America.Environment and History 3, no. 1 (Feb., 1997): 1–18.

Kristina Tiedje in Evan Berry and Robert Albro (eds.) Church, Cosmovision and the Environment: Religion and Social Conflict in Contemporary Latin America. London: Routeledge, 2018.

Newby, H. (1996) ‘Citizenship in a Green World: Global Commons and Human Stewardship,’ in M. Bulmer and A. M. Rees (eds), Citizenship Today: The Contemporary Relevance of T.H. Marshall. London: UCL Press, pp. 209–221. (See Chapter Scan)

Wittman, H. (2009) ‘Reframing Agrarian Citizenship: Land, Life and Power in Brazil,’ Journal of Rural Studies, Vol. 25, No. 1, pp. 120–130.

Whitman H. (2010) ‘Agrarian Reform and the Environment: Fostering Ecological Citizenship in Mato Grosso, Brazil,’ Canadian Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 29, No. 3, pp. 281– 298.

Valencia Sáis, A. (2005) ‘Globalisation, Cosmopolitanism and Ecological Citizenship,’ Environmental Politics, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 163–178.

Walker, D., et al. (2007) ‘When Participation Meets Empowerment: The WWF and the Politics of Invitation in the Chimalapas, Mexico,’ Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Vol. 97, No. 2, pp. 423–444.

Menegat, R. (2002) ‘Participatory Democracy and Sustainable Development: Integrated Urban Environmental Management in Porto Alegre, Brazil,’ Environment and Urbanization, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 181-206.

Latta, P. A. (2007) ‘Citizenship and the Politics of Nature: The Case of Chile’s Alto Bío Bío,’ Citizenship Studies, Vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 229–246.

Latta P.a (2007) ‘Locating Democratic Politics in Ecological Citizenship,’ Environmental Politics, Vol. 16, No. 3, pp. 377–393.

Jelin, Elizabeth. ‘Towards a Global Environmental Citizenship,’ Citizenship Studies, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2000, pp. 47–62.

Hochstetler, K., and Keck, M. E. Greening Brazil: Environmental Activism in State and Society. Durham: Duke University Press, 2007.

James Holston, Insurgent Citizenship: Disjunctions of Democracy and Modernity in Brazil. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008.

David V. Carruthers, Environmental Justice in Latin America: Problems, Promise, and Practice. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2008.

Jose Esteban Castro, Water, Power, and Citizenship: Social Struggle in the Basin of Mexico. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.

Some films and podcasts:

Nina Lakhani talks about her book about the murder of an environmentalist. Who Killed Berta Cáceres?