Justice in transitions : Widening considerations of justice in dietary transition
Kaljonen, M., Kortetmäki, T., Tribaldos, T., Huttunen, S., Karttunen, K., Maluf, R. S., Niemi, J., Saarinen, M., Salminen, J., Vaalavuo, M., & Valsta, L. (2021). Justice in transitions : Widening considerations of justice in dietary transition. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 40, 474-485. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eist.2021.10.007
Published inEnvironmental Innovation and Societal Transitions
DisciplineFilosofiaYhteiskuntapolitiikkaSosiologiaResurssiviisausyhteisöPhilosophySocial and Public PolicySosiologySchool of Resource Wisdom
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Just transition is gaining increasing attention. The need to consider social justice in sustainability transitions is finally being acknowledged. Research on this issue has, to date, mainly concentrated on energy systems. In this paper, we examine how the elaboration of dietary transition widens the spectrum of justice questions in sustainability transitions research. We explicate the arising normative questions along the dimensions of distributive, procedural and recognitive justice; widening the considerations further to restorative and cosmopolitan justice. Dietary transition widens the justice considerations to basic needs, food security and nutrition. By doing so, it evokes socio-cultural tensions that require recognition and procedural solutions. The uneven distribution of capacities to innovate and adapt require scrutiny from the just transition scholarship. Likewise, the recognition of non-human animals and integrity of agro-ecological systems. The relational three-dimensional understanding of justice can advance inter- and transdisciplinary research across various systems. ...
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Additional information about fundingThis work was supported by the Strategic Research Council of the Academy of Finland (grant n:o n:o 327284).
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