(noun) Acronym for “Not in my Back Yard” which is the tendency for people to protest issues, particularly environmental, that affect them directly.
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- Takahashi, Lois. 1998. Homelessness, AIDS, and Stigmatization: The NIMBY Syndrome in the United States at the end of the Twentieth Century. Oxford: Clarendon Press.