Rich Hiskes Wins Book Award

Published on September, 9 2010 at 12:00am

ESRG member Richard Hiskes’ book, The Human Right to a Green Future (Cambridge, 2009) has been named co-winner of the American Political Science Association 2010 Award for Best Book in Human Rights Scholarship.

The citation accompanying the award notes:  "Hiskes’s book breaks truly new theoretical ground in his development of the concept of intergenerational justice, which is wedded intrinsically to his defense of the primacy of environmental rights. Instead of simply arguing that the rights to clean air, water and soil are “individual rights” that are essential to the realization of some other human rights, Hiskes defines environmental rights as collective and “emergent human rights” that invoke collective responsibility and which seek global consensus but may be ironically reinforced by communitarianism and nationalism."