Towards an Effective Environmental Law for Developing Countries - Illustrated with the Recent Legislative Proposal for the Establishment of Regional and Municipal Protected Areas in Peru

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Franziska Weber

Erasmus University Rotterdam School of Law, Rotterdam Institute of Law and Economics

Date Written: January 1, 2009

Abstract

The paper consists of two parts: a theoretical part followed by a practical part. On the basis of the economic literature concerning environmental law and economic development it is illustrated how criteria can be developed to examine whether specific environmental policy instruments can be used in the context of developing countries. Next these hypotheses are applied in a case study of Peru. The starting point for the analysis is the recently established Ministry of the Environment and its implications. Then a recent legislative proposal for the establishment and management of municipal and regional protected areas shall be analysed. In the conclusions based on the case-study some ideas shall be presented on how to minimize the disturbing effects of external players in the form of lobbying or corruption in law-making and administration.

Keywords: law and economics, law and development, environmental law, corruption, lobbying, Peru

JEL Classification: K32

Suggested Citation

Weber, Franziska, Towards an Effective Environmental Law for Developing Countries - Illustrated with the Recent Legislative Proposal for the Establishment of Regional and Municipal Protected Areas in Peru (January 1, 2009). Maastricht Faculty of Law Working Paper No. 2, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1344354 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1344354

Franziska Weber (Contact Author)

Erasmus University Rotterdam School of Law, Rotterdam Institute of Law and Economics ( email )

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Rotterdam, 3062 PA
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