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Title: Struggling to weaken the giant: Litigation as a measure to compel the adoption of tobacco control instrument in Malawi
Authors: Brenya, Edward
Keywords: Tobacco smoke
Malawi
constitutional provisions
constitutional provisions
policy adoption
litigation
tobacco control
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: African Journal of Political Science and International Relations
Citation: African Journal of Political Science and International Relations Vol. 6(7), pp. 155-166, November, 2012
Abstract: The tobacco companies continue to resist the adoption of tobacco control laws in developing countries in spite of the predicted high risk of a tobacco epidemic in those areas. In contrast to previous studies which focused on the developed and middle income countries and concluded that interest groups impact policy making, this study examines the strategy of anti-tobacco interest groups to promote the regulation of tobacco smoke in Malawi using data collected through interviews of experts and review of existing materials on tobacco control. The study finds that the anti-tobacco groups are resorting to litigation to compel their government to enforce environmental provisions stipulated in the Constitution and other legal documents as means of regulating tobacco smoke. Finally, it concludes that litigation for the implementation of legal provisions to protect public health might be the strategy used by interest groups to regulate substances detrimental to public health in developing countries.
Description: Article published in African Journal of Political Science and International Relations, 2013. Also available at www.academicjournals.org/AJPSIR
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/7308
ISSN: 1996-0832
Appears in Collections:College of Arts and Social Sciences

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