Settler Colonialism, Decolonization, and Climate Change

  • The article proposes that climate change makes enduring colonial injustices and structures visible. It focuses on the imposition and dominance of colonial concepts of land and self-determination on Indigenous peoples in settler states. It argues that if the dominance of these colonial frameworks remains unaddressed, the progressing climate change will worsen other colonial injustices, too. Specifically, Indigenous self-determination capabilities will be increasingly undermined, and Indigenous peoples will experience the loss of what they understand as relevant land from within their own ontologies of land. The article holds that even if settler states strive to repair colonial injustices, these efforts will be unsuccessful if climate change occurs and decolonization is pursued within the framework of a settler colonial ontology of land. Therefore, the article suggests, decolonization of the ontologies of land and concepts of self-determination is a precondition for a just response to climate change.

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Author details:Kerstin ReiboldORCiDGND
Title of parent work (English):Journal of applied philosophy
Place of publishing:Oxford
Publication type:Article
Date of first publication:2022/03/08
Publication year:2022
Release date:2022/09/21
Tag:climate change; colonialism; indigenous rights; territorial rights
Organizational units:Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakult├Ąt
DDC classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 30 Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie / 300 Sozialwissenschaften
License (German):License LogoCC-BY - Namensnennung 4.0 International
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