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Westra, Laura

Overview
Works: 62 works in 369 publications in 3 languages and 16,543 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: QH541.15.E245, 179.1
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Most widely held works by Laura Westra
Ecological integrity : integrating environment, conservation, and health by David Pimentel( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global Integrity Project has brought together leading scientists and thinkers from around the world to examine the combined problems of threatened and unequal human well-being, degradation of the ecosphere, and unsustainable economies. Based on the proposition that healthy, functioning ecosystems are a necessary prerequisite for both economic security and social justice, the project is built around the concept of ecological integrity and its practical implications for policy and management. Ecological Integrity presents a synthesis and findings of the project. Contributors -- including Robert Goodland, James Karr, Orie Loucks, Jack Manno, William Rees, Mark Sagoff, Robert Ulanowicz, Philippe Crabbe, Laura Westra, David Pimentel, Reed Noss, and others -- examine the key elements of ecological integrity and consider what happens when integrity is lost or compromised. The book: examines historical and philosophical foundations of the concept of ecological integrity explores how integrity can be measured examines the relationships among ecological integrity, human health, and food production looks at economic and ethical issues that need to be considered in protecting ecological integrity offers concrete recommendations for reversing ecological degradation while promoting social and economic justice and welfare .Contributors argue that there is an urgent need for rapid and fundamental change in the ecologically destructive patterns of collective human behavior if society is to survive and thrive in coming decades. Ecological Integrity is a work that integrates environmental science, economics, law, and ethics in problem analysis, synthesis, and solution, and is a vital contribution for anyone concerned with interactions between human and planetary health
Faces of environmental racism : confronting issues of global justice by Laura Westra( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through case studies that highlight the type of information that is seldom reported in the news, Faces of Environmental Racism exposes the type and magnitude of environmental racism, both domestic and international. The essays explore the justice of current environmental practices, asking such questions as whether cost-benefit analysis is an appropriate analytic technique and whether there are alternate routes to sustainable development in the South
The business of consumption : environmental ethics and the global economy( Book )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis: In this important book, a host of noted environmentalists and business ethicists examine ethical issues in consumption from the points of view of environmental sustainability, economic development, and free enterprise. These issues are at the forefront of international concerns about global legislation and regulation. The contributors challenge the reader to think carefully about how environmental sustainability, global economic development, and free enterprise might or might not be compatible values for ourselves and future generations. It is an essential book for students and scholars of business ethics, environmental ethics, public policy, and economic development
An environmental proposal for ethics : the principle of integrity by Laura Westra( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faces of environmental racism : confronting issues of global justice( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living in integrity : a global ethic to restore a fragmented earth by Laura Westra( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Hungarian and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just ecological integrity : the ethics of maintaining planetary life( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Greeks and the environment by Laura Westra( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Environmental justice and the rights of unborn and future generations : law, environmental harm and the right to health by Laura Westra( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The traditional concept of social justice is increasingly being challenged by the notion of a humankind that spans current and future generations. This book, with a foreword by Roger Brownsword, is the first systematic examination of how the rights of the unborn and future generations are handled in common law and under international legal instruments. It provides comprehensive coverage of the arguments over international legal instruments, key legal cases and examples including the Convention on the Rights of the Child, industrial disasters, clean water provision, diet, HIV/AIDS, environmental racism and climate change. Also covered are international agreements and objectives as diverse as the Kyoto Protocol, the Millennium Development Goals and international trade. The result is the most controversial and thorough examination to date of the subject and the enormous ramifications and challenges it poses to every aspect of international and domestic environmental, human rights, trade and public health law and policy."--BOOK JACKET
Reconciling human existence with ecological integrity : science, ethics, economics and law by Laura Westra( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ecosystems have been compared to a house of cards: remove or damage a part and you risk destroying or fundamentally and irreversibly altering the whole. Protecting ecological integrity means maintaining that whole - an aim which is increasingly difficult to achieve given the ever-growing dominance of humanity. This book is the definitive examination or the state of the field now, and the way things may (and must) develop in the future." "Written and edited by members of the Global Ecological Integrity Group - an international collection of the world's most respected authorities in the area - the book considers the extent to which, human rights (such as the rights to food, energy, health, clean air or water) can be reconciled with the principles or ecological integrity. The issue is approached from a variety of economic, legal, ethical and ecological standpoints, providing an essential resource for researchers, students and those in government or business in a wide range or disciplines."--Jacket
Technology and values by K. S Shrader-Frechette( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technology and Values provides a highly useful collection of essays organized around issues related to science, technology, public health, economics, the environment, and ethical theory. The editors present effective introductions that provide background information as well as philosophical tools and case studies to facilitate understanding of the variety of issues emanating from the most significant developments in technology
Environmental justice and the rights of indigenous peoples : international and domestic legal perspectives by Laura Westra( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 300 million people in over 70 countries make up the world?s indigenous populations. Yet despite ever-growing pressures on their lands, environment and way of life through outside factors such as climate change and globalization, their rights in these and other respects are still not fully recognized in international law. In this incisive book, Laura Westra deftly reveals the lethal effects that damage to ecological integrity can have on communities. Using examples in national and international case law, she demonstrates how their lack of sufficient legal rights leaves indigenous peopl
Environmental justice and the rights of ecological refugees by Laura Westra( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The question of environmental refugees -- International assistance and the refugee convention's five grounds of persecution -- State protection and state responsibility to ecological refugees -- The five grounds revisited : who are the vulnerable? -- Ecological refugees : protection and rights in international law -- International law beyond the convention on the status of refugees -- Towards a comprehensive approach to protecting refugees and the internally displaced
Globalization, violence and world governance by Laura Westra( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The supranational corporation : beyond the multinationals by Laura Westra( Book )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legal "personhood" has granted corporations increasing powers while citizens and national governments face diminishing powers in the expanding global economy. As a result, corporate decisions undermine and even nullify legal decisions made by democratically elected governments designed to protect citizens, both nationally and internationally
Faces of state terrorism by Laura Westra( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the numerous illegal measures states use, from unlawful imprisonment and curtailing of civil liberties to torture, in the name of responding to terrorism. At the same time, it considers how trade and industrial activities terrorize people by depriving them of the natural resources they need to survive and by exposing communities to life-threatening hazardous conditions
Democracy, ecological integrity and international law by J. Ronald Engel( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democracy, Ecological Integrity and International Law is the latest product of research by the Global Ecological Integrity Group (www.globalecointegrity.net), an organisation that has been meeting annually since 1992 to discuss scientific, philosophical, political and legal aspects of ecological integrity. This collection examines various aspects of governance from the standpoint of integrity: from democracy, to forms of Native governance, from globalization and neocolonialism to specific hu
Child law : children's rights and collective obligations by Laura Westra( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Child Law starts with the question {esc}(3z{esc}(BWho is the Child?{esc}(3y{esc}(B In direct contrast to the CRC, which calls for putting the interests of the child first in all policies dealing with children, it appears that the interests of others are the major consideration de facto. In law, children’s right to protection is severely limited by the presence of a maximum age limit, with no consideration of the starting point: current and ongoing scientific research has demonstrated the effects of this non-consideration in a number of abnormalities and diseases, not only in children, but in adults and the elderly. The WHO has published a number of studies to that effect, and the 2012 Report on Endocrine Disruptors more than confirms this claim. This and other scientific insights that have largely been ignored show the flaws and inadequacies of the legal regimes intended to protect children, in a number of areas, from the basic public health to the right to normal development; child labor law conventions; in conflict situations; as a result of climate and other events; children as illegal migrants; and as inmates in prison camps
Globalisation and ecological integrity in science and international law by Laura Westra( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume returns to one of the major themes of the Global Ecological Integrity Group: the interface between integrity as a scientific concept and a number of important issues in ethics, international law and public health. The main scholars who have worked on these topics over the years return to re-examine these dimensions from the viewpoint of global governance
Revolt against authority by Laura Westra( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Protesters and mass demonstrations by citizens of many democratic countries are increasingly daily occurrences reported in today's news media. These protests are often considered to be illegal or are charged with disrupting the peace, and even when they are non-violent assemblies they are attacked by police and riot squads called in to disperse the protesters.0Through a careful review of opposition to injustice, this book demonstrates that most often these protests and demonstrations are in support of and defend moral and legal principles that their democratic governments have forgotten to uphold or have chosen to ignore. Much like the earlier Civil Rights Movement in the US, that was centered on issues of social justice and human dignity, Westra concludes that today's protesters and social movements rally to defend human rights and moral principles against the undue influence of corporate actors, and raise their voice in opposition to the resulting actions by and under the authority of their governments
 
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Ecological integrity : integrating environment, conservation, and health
Alternative Names
Westra, Laura Suzanne 1933-

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Faces of environmental racism : confronting issues of global justiceThe business of consumption : environmental ethics and the global economyFaces of environmental racism : confronting issues of global justiceLiving in integrity : a global ethic to restore a fragmented earthJust ecological integrity : the ethics of maintaining planetary lifeThe Greeks and the environmentEnvironmental justice and the rights of unborn and future generations : law, environmental harm and the right to healthReconciling human existence with ecological integrity : science, ethics, economics and law