Call for Papers: New Directions in the Analysis of Environmental Justice



Event Date: 

08/23/16 to 08/24/16

Location name: 

Duke University


The Kenan Institute for Ethics and the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, in coordination with faculty at the Duke Department of Economics and the Nicholas School of the Environment

The Kenan Institute for Ethics and the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, in coordination with faculty at the Duke Department of Economics and the Nicholas School of the Environment, invite research paper submissions for presentation at a workshop on new directions in the analysis of environmental justice at Duke University August 23 and 24.

The workshop is designed to facilitate discussion around research approaches across disciplines, identify future research directions, and facilitate longer-term collaboration among attendees. The aim is to connect those from a variety of fields (including law, economics, sociology, political science, philosophy, public policy, and health) with an interest in environmental justice scholarship. Our broader goal is to build long-term and committed collaborations on cutting edge research around issues of environmental justice that have practical relevance for informing policy.

A broad range of paper topics will be considered, including but not limited to:

  • Types of environmental inequality (i.e., energy access, disaster vulnerability, climate refugees)
  • Theories and analysis of the causes of environmental inequality
  • Dimensions of environmental justice (e.g., distributive, procedural, corrective, social)
  • Effectiveness of policy and regulation to address environmental injustices (i.e., standard setting, efficacy of market-based approaches, permitting and enforcement issues)

Submission Information: Those interested in participating, please send a 1000-word abstract to by April 15, 2016. Authors will be notified of decisions no later than May 13, 2016. If your abstract is selected, a full paper will be due on July 15, 2016.

Covered Expenses: Workshop organizers will cover roundtrip, coach airfare and up to two nights lodging for selected presenters. No coverage will be provided for incidentals. Co-authored papers must name a single presenter.

Questions: E-mail questions to and