On Environmental Enforcement and Compliance: A Reply to Professor Crawford's Review of Making Law Matter: Environmental Protection and Legal Institutions in Brazil
Lesley K. McAllister
University of San Diego School of Law
August 27, 2010
George Washington International Law Review, Vol. 40, p. 649, 2009
San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 08-064
This reply to Professor Colin Crawford's review of my book, Making Law Matter: Environmental Protection and Legal Institutions in Brazil (Stanford University Press, 2008), assesses the state of the literature on enforcement and compliance with environmental regulation in developing countries. Among Latin American countries, Brazil has been the most innovative in building environmental enforcement capacity by empowering public prosecutors to file civil and criminal enforcement lawsuits. In addition to explaining my research findings on this enforcement approach, my reply sets forth areas for future research on environmental enforcement.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 37
Keywords: environmental enforcement, compliance, environmental effectiveness, prosecutors, environmental justice, regulatory agencies, Brazil, Latin America, developing countries, enforcement style, prosecutorial enforcement
JEL Classification: K32Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: August 19, 2008 ; Last revised: August 29, 2010
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