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Judicial Fiats and Contemporary Enclosures

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dc.contributor.author Thayyil, Naveen
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-16T18:05:03Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-16T18:05:03Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6081
dc.description.abstract "This article examines the problematic processes in a case that has had few parallels in Indian judicial history. The apex court in T. N. Godavarman took upon the responsibility of deciding how forest resources in the country should be accessed and who is (or is not) to have such access. Purportedly done to protect the environment, through the ‘clarification and fine-tuning’ of national forest-laws, the case has seriously affected the life, livelihood, and habitat of millions of marginal groups. Recent trends demonstrate the wider trend of constitutional courts assuming the roles of adjudication, administration and legislation, all rolled into one, whereby they become problematic sites for creating a hierarchy of conflicting public interests, which claim constitutional validity from different vantage points. hus, constitutional values of ‘protection of environment’ and ‘justice — social, political and economic’ ‘are pitted against each other’ where unelected courts take it upon themselves to define the legitimate precincts of the theoretical discourse of sustainable use / development; and importantly also implement it into ‘everyday’ ‘reality, in the way it feels fit’. The article seeks to make sense of this contemporary process of forest governance." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject habitats en_US
dc.subject forest management en_US
dc.subject enclosure en_US
dc.subject rules en_US
dc.title Judicial Fiats and Contemporary Enclosures en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region Middle East & South Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country India en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Conservation and Society en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 7 en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages 268-282 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 4 en_US

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