A Blue New Deal Why We Need a New Politics for the Ocean Chris Armstrong

Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
22 Feb 2022
ISBN:
9780300259742
Imprint:
Yale University Press
Dimensions:
320 pages: 235 x 156mm
Illustrations:
12 integrated b-w illus. + 3 maps

The ocean sustains life on our planet, from absorbing carbon to regulating temperatures, and, as we exhaust the resources to be found on land, it is becoming central to the global market. But today we are facing two urgent challenges at sea: massive environmental destruction, and spiraling inequality in the ocean economy.
 
Chris Armstrong reveals how existing governing institutions are failing to respond to the most pressing problems of our time, arguing that we must do better. Armstrong examines these crises—from the fate of people whose lands will be submerged by sea level rise, to the exploitation of people working in fishing, to the rights of marine animals—and makes the case for a powerful World Ocean Authority capable of tackling them. A Blue New Deal presents a radical manifesto for putting equality, democracy, and sustainability at the heart of ocean politics.

Chris Armstrong is professor of political theory at the University of Southampton. He is the author of Global Distributive Justice, Justice and Natural Resources: An Egalitarian Theory and Why Global Justice Matters: Moral Progress in a Divided World.