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Constitutional Environmental Rights

Tim Hayward

Abstract

This book shows why a fundamental right to an adequate environment ought to be provided in the constitution of any modern democratic state. Explains why the right to an environment adequate for one’s health and well-being is a genuine human right and why it ought to be constitutionalised. Elaborates this case and defends it in closely argued responses to critical challenges. Shows why there is no insurmountable obstacle to the effective implementation of this constitutional right, and why constitutionalising this right is not democratically illegitimate. With particular reference to European U ... More

Keywords: constitution, constitutional rights, democracy, environment, environmental justice, environmental rights, human rights, political theory, right to an adequate environment, rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199278688
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2005 DOI:10.1093/0199278687.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tim Hayward, author
Reader in the School of Social and Political Studies, University of Edinburgh
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