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Making Law MatterEnvironmental Protection and Legal Institutions in Brazil$
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Lesley K. McAllister

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780804758239

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804758239.001.0001

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Making Agencies Accountable

Making Agencies Accountable

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(p.121) 5 Making Agencies Accountable
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Making Law Matter
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804758239.003.0005

This chapter shows how prosecutorial enforcement makes environmental law matter by making environmental agencies accountable. The first section discusses the various instruments that prosecutors may use to oversee environmental agencies in Brazil. The second and third sections describe how prosecutorial oversight functions in the states of São Paulo and Pará, respectively. The final section discusses the various consequences of prosecutorial oversight, highlighting its legalistic tendencies as well as its accountability effects.

Keywords:   Brazilian prosecutors, public prosecutors, prosecutorial enforcement, environmental law, accountability, environmental agencies, prosecutorial oversight, São Paulo, Pará

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