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This comprehensive Research Handbook offers an innovative analysis of environmental law in the global South. It contributes to an important reassessment of some of the major concepts underlying environmental law, from a perspective that emphasizes how their application affects poor and marginalized people as well as the wider ecosystems in which they live. Through legal analysis of environmental issues themselves, rather than the often limited discussion of existing legal instruments, this Research Handbook discusses areas rarely prioritized in environmental law, such as land rights, and underlines how these intersect with issues including poverty, livelihoods and the use of natural resources. Featuring contributors largely from, or working in, the global South with a variety of approaches and backgrounds, the Research Handbook challenges familiar narratives around development and sustainability in this context and provides new insights into environmental rights and justice.
Researchers and postgraduate students will find this Research Handbook's unique perspective invaluable, particularly in the context of a growing interest in `people-centric' environmental law. Policy-makers and activists in the global South will also be interested in its analysis of key issues and suggestions for alternative models and future policy.