Title

Borderland environmental justice and governance apertures

Publication Date

11-9-2020

Document Type

Article

Department

Environmental Studies

Publication Title

Environmental Politics

Volume

29

Issue

7

DOI

10.1080/09644016.2019.1629172

First Page

1264

Last Page

1283

Abstract

The theorization of borderland environmental justice is expanded by examining the specificities of fragmented governance and accountability and how this affects environmental injustice in the region. I argue that borderland environmental justice is distinct from U.S.-based environmental justice because of the congruence of three elements: socio-economic and ecological integration, the core-periphery relationship between the U.S. and Mexico, and the fragmented governance in the region. These elements are both a source of environmental injustices and also provide apertures for community activists to access international forums in order to meet their movement goals.

Keywords

environmental governance, Environmental justice, social movement strategies, U.S.-Mexico border region

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