Environmental Justice in Developing Countries

Perspectives from Africa and Asia-Pacific

By Rhuks Ako

© 2014 – Routledge

168 pages

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pub: 2013-08-06
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About the Book

The evolving environmental justice paradigm is conceptualized differently based on political, economic and historical factors. In developed countries, emphasis is placed on the role of individuals in environmental decision-making and the protection of their access to the prerequisite environmental information and capacity to challenge environmental decisions is the main focus. However, in developing countries, access to land and natural resources are considered integral elements of environmental justice paradigm.

This book focuses on the conceptualization, recognition and protection of environmental justice in developing countries. It explores the situation by engaging an analytical discourse of relevant legal provisions in four case study countries including Nigeria, South Africa, India and Papua New Guinea. The comparative analysis of environmental justice in these countries present a framework within which to appreciate the conceptualization of the environmental justice paradigm

Table of Contents

Part 1: Background to the Book 1. Introduction: Scope of the Book 2. Environmental Justice: International and Regional Instruments Part 2: Environmental Justice in Developing Countries: Comparative Insights and Analysis from Africa And Asia-Pacific 3. Nigeria 4. South Africa 5. India 6. Papua New Guinea 7. Comparative Discourse 8. Conclusion

About the Author

Dr Rhuks Ako is a lecturer at the University of Hull Law School where he teaches environmental justice at postgraduate level.

About the Series

Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Economic Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Environmental Economics
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Environmental Policy