The Skull Valley Goshute Tribe is a small tribe of 124 members who live on a 18,000
acre reservation. They were a fairly unknown tribe living in the vast desert of Utah. The tribe
was struggling economically and desperate for some form of income to improv
Critical Essay Assignment
Environmental Justice in the Global South
There is no question that environmental and social injustices take place around the world
in a countless number of ways. Each containing various levels of th
Mobility, Accessibility, and Health Disparity.
Mobility is defined as the ability to move freely between different areas of activity. Accessibility
is the number of locations or services available within a specified area and the ease of which a
JUS 444 LECTURE Jan. 27, 2011-01-27
Theories of Environmental Justice:
Justice: Fairness, known to stimulate the brain in a manner similar to money and chocolate.
Egalitarianism; everyone has the same level of material goods and services, focuses on the
JUS 444 Lecture February 17, 2011
Expected Utility Theory of Risk:
Umbrella Example: 60% sun, 40% rain, which maximizes utility
Underlying tenants of rationality
Bounded rationality; recognizes human cognitive limitations in decision making (leave umbrell
JUS 444 Lecture February 8, 2011
-Title VI of the civil rights act 1966
-National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
-Established national environmental policy and goals
-Standard and regulation setting, policies etc.
- Clean Air A
JUS 444 Lecture February 3, 2011
Environmental Justice; fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all ppl regardless of race,
origin, gender etc.
Hazardous waste; ignitable, corrosive, reactive, or toxic.
Superfund; Regulates; cleans up inactive or aba
JUS 444 February 1st, 2011 Lecture
-Civil Rights Movement
Top down effect
Viewed discrete racial assaults as part of social structure
Active Nonviolence Movement
Contribution to EJ movement
1. Love Canal
2. Very l
After the natural disaster Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans, residents of many
different ethnicities, nationalities, and economic makeups were severely impacted by the
implications of the storm. In order to understand why some people were affected mo
1. What is your personal ecological footprint according to both websites? What might explain
any differences between the two results?
My ecological footprint on the first site was 6.9 planets and 30.6 acres global acres.
Explain the three disproportionate transportation-related burdens
presented in lecture and briefly describe a real-life example that
illustrates each of these burdens discussed in class.
Burden # 1: Disproportionate Facility Siting
This occurs when poor a
Bounded Rationality acknoledges that there are human cognitive limitations in our ability
to make decisions. All humans percieve risk in a different way but there are primarily two
types of of humans; satisficers and optimizers. If a person is a satisfice
Critique the distributive justice implications associated with the benefits of transportation by
analyzing Joe Grengs argument regarding the shifting goals of public transit in neoliberal cities
of the USincluding (1) the explicit social goals upon which
Classic Invasion-Succession Model
This theory states that the invasion by socially or racially different people can potentially
create conflict in a neighborhood and the eventual succession of the established population.
After the initial invasion competi
JUS 444: ENVIRONMENT AND JUSTICE
Justice and Social Inquiry
School of Social Transformation
Arizona State University
COURSE SYLLABUSSPRING 2011
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Accessible sources of food:
Within the chosen study area there are a variety of sources of food that are theoretically
accessible by either foot or vehicle. There are three primary categories of food sources that each
location can be typified by; grocery