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Making Law Matter: Environmental Protection and Legal Institutions in Brazil

Lesley K. McAllister


Although many developing countries have environmental statutes, regulations, and resolutions on the books, these laws are rarely enforced and often ignored. This volume presents a book-length treatment of an innovative prosecutorial institution, the Brazilian Ministrio Publico, which refashioned itself in the 1980s into a powerful defender of citizen rights in environmental protection, as well as in other areas of public interest such as disability rights, consumer protection, and anticorruption. In Brazil, the offices of prosecutors and courts have become an important forum for resolving envi ... More

Keywords: developing countries, environmental statutes, regulations, resolutions, laws, prosecutorial institution, Ministrio Publico, citizen rights, environmental protection, disability rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780804758239
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804758239.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lesley K. McAllister, author