Improving Environmental Protection in Nigeria: A Reassessment of the Role of Informal Institutions

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Enabulele, O and Ekhator, E. 2022. Improving Environmental Protection in Nigeria: A Reassessment of the Role of Informal Institutions. The Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy . 13 (1), pp. 162-199. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.4314/jsdlp.v13i1.7
AuthorsEnabulele, O and Ekhator, E.
Abstract

The success of an approach or strategy for the implementation of legal instruments in one country does not imply that the same approach or strategy would be successful when replicated
in another country because there is no ‘one-size-fits-all approach’ to policy implementation. The rationale for the above assertion is that institutions play a major role in the success of any policy. Undoubtedly, institutional approach provides a solid foundation to explore the interplay between formulation of policies and their effective implementation. Therefore, for an environmental policy to be successfully implemented, the institutional peculiarity of the country
must be considered. This article explores the role of informal institutions (embedded institutions) in policy implementation focusing on Sub-Saharan Africa with specific focus on Nigeria. It provides theoretical basis for an informal institutional approach in environmental policy implementation. This article suggests that the institutional approach can be extended to environmental protection and management through informal institutions.

KeywordsEnvironment; Institutions; Informal institutions; Indigenous Knowledge; Taboos; Environmental Protection
Year2022
JournalThe Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy
Journal citation13 (1), pp. 162-199
PublisherAfe Babalola University, Nigeria
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.4314/jsdlp.v13i1.7
Web address (URL)https://www.ajol.info/index.php/jsdlp/article/view/229871
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