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Jeremy Bendik-Keymer

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A necessary part of planetary justice is self-work, restoring or forming our being truthful, consistent, dependable, and accountable people. Planetary justice – so far typically associated with vast, geological scales of space and time – involves an intimate dimension, too. We can work on it wherever we are. Moreover, self-work and planetary justice intertwine historically and conceptually. The historical context for self-work involves the histories of violence that led to the breakthrough of the planetary as a category of thought about justice. Facing this, the essay notes areas for further reflection, study, and action.


planetary justice, self-work, care, force, wonder

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Environmental Politics

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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Environmental Politics on 2/22/2023, available at:

Available for download on Thursday, August 22, 2024

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