Ocean justice: rethinking global justice from the sea

Soundings - ISSN 1362-6620
Volume 2023 Number 83

Ocean justice: rethinking global justice from the sea
Antje Scharenberg talks to Chris Armstrong, pages 8-20
DOI: 10.3898/SOUN.83.01.2023


Discussions of global justice urgently need to include the question of the sea, and to foreground the concept of ocean justice. The ocean is discussed here as a site from which to address planetary environmental destruction, issues of global inequality and racialised violence - but also as a political laboratory from which radical alternatives to the current global order may emerge. Discussion focuses on the Blue New Deal; Blue Acceleration - the current, largely unregulated, push for growth from ocean-based industries including fossil fuel extraction, the exploitation of marine genetic resources, and industrial fishing; maritime migration and the racialised sea; the lack of regulation of the high seas; the possibilities this creates for radical sea alternatives - for reimagining the sea and ocean justice from the perspective of maritime civil society. Through a New Blue Deal, the ocean can be a starting point for addressing both the global ecological crisis and issue of global injustice.

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Antje Scharenberg (2023) Ocean justice: rethinking global justice from the sea, Soundings, 2023(83), 8-20. https://doi.org/10.3898/SOUN.83.01.2023

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