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Introduction

Tim Hayward

in Constitutional Environmental Rights

Published in print December 2004 | ISBN: 9780199278688
Published online July 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602757 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199278687.003.0001
Introduction

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Sets out the general background and rationale for the central claim of this book, namely, that a right of every individual to an environment adequate for their health and well-being should receive express provision in the constitution of any modern democratic state. Introduces the six general lines of criticism in the order in which they will be addressed in the remaining chapters.

Keywords: citizens; constitution; constitutional rights; environmental justice; environmental protection; environmental rights; human rights

Chapter.  7511 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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