Published by Bristol University Press in 2020 – available open-access or as a hardback copy.

“A courageous and carefully crafted defence of the concept of ecological justice which places it at the centre of a viable environmentalist agenda.”

Alan Holland, Lancaster University

“Wienhues’ radical argument that wild living organisms of all species are owed distributive ecological justice makes a provocative, valuable and original contribution to current environmental debates.”

Clare Palmer, Texas A&M University

“An impressive, very carefully developed argument for an innovative theory of ecological justice, giving it its due place in the Anthropocene – and a very pleasant read.”

Marcel Wissenburg, Radboud University Nijmegen

Topic: This book defends a novel biocentric account of justice to ‘wild’ non-human beings – also known as ecological or interspecies justice.

Keywords: political theory, environmental ethics, justice (interspecies, environmental, global, distributive), biocentrism, conservation ethics, sustainability, ecological space, scarcity, extinctions, individualism

  1. Introducing Ecological Justice
  2. Political Non-Ranking Biocentrism
  3. The Community of Justice
  4. The Currency of Distributive Justice
  5. The Principles of Distributive Justice
  6. Ecological Justice and the Capabilities Approach
  7. Biodiversity Loss: An Injustice?
  8. Who Owns the Earth?
  9. Visions of Just Conservation
  10. Outlook for Implementation

Research Papers and Book Chapters

Wienhues, Anna and Deplazes-Zemp, Anna (2022) ‘Otherness-based Reasons for the Protection of (Bio)diversity’ [research article]. Environmental Ethics 44(2), 161-184.

Wienhues, Anna (2022) ‘Looking Through the Microscope: Microbes as a Challenge for Theorising Biocentrism within Environmental Ethics‘ [research article]. Endeavour 46 (1-2), Special Issue on ‘The Microbiome and its Challenges for the Environmental Ethics’, 100819.

Wienhues, Anna (2022) ‘Respecting the Nonhuman Other: Individual Natural Otherness and the Case for Incommensurability of Moral Standing’ [research article]. Environmental Values 31(6), 637-656.

Wienhues, Anna (2021) ‘The Innocent Mosquito? The Environmental Ethics of Mosquito Eradication’ [book chapter] in Mosquitopia? The Place of Pests in a Healthy World edited by Marcus Hall and Dan Tamir. London: Routledge.

Wienhues, Anna (2021) ‘Zwischenartliche Gerechtigkeit und das Insektensterben: Wann handelt es sich beim Artentod um eine Ungerechtigkeit?’ [research article]. Tierstudien 20 (Extinction), 89-99.

Wienhues, Anna and Hirth, Steffen (2021) ‘Intensive Animal Agriculture, Land-use and Biological Conservation: Converging Demands of Justice’ [conference proceedings] in Justice and Food Security in a Changing Climate edited by Hanna Schübel and Ivo Wallimann-Helmer, Wageningen Academic Publishers, 277-282.

Wienhues, Anna (2018) ‘Situating the Half-Earth Proposal in Distributive Justice: Conditions for Just Conservation’ [research article] Biological Conservation, 228C, 44-51.

Wienhues, Anna (2018) Life in Common: Distributive Ecological Justice on a Shared Earth. [PhD Thesis] University of Manchester. Faculty of Humanities.

Wienhues, Anna (2017) ‘Sharing the Earth: A Biocentric Account of Ecological Justice.’ [research article] Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, 30 (3), 367-385.

Book Reviews, Editorials and Commentaries

Wienhues, Anna (forthcoming 2023) ‘Wilderness, Morality, and Value, by Joshua S. Duclos, Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2022’ [book review] Environmental Values.

Wienhues, Anna (2022) ‘Changing Values and Valuing in Conditions of Environmental Change‘ [editorial] Environmental Values 31(4), 375-380.

Wienhues, Anna (2020) ‘Disentangling Different Forms of Justice’ Commentary on Treves et al. on ‘Just Preservation’ [commentary]. Animal Sentience 27(21).

Wienhues, Anna (2016) ‘Half-earth: Our planet’s fight for life, by Edward O. Wilson, New York and London, Liveright publishing corporation, 2016, 259 pp.,’ [book review]. Environmental Politics, 25 (6), 1162-1164.