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Environmental justice in Kenya : a critical analysis

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dc.contributor.advisor Beukes, M. Ndethiu, Maureen K. 2018-07-10T09:25:55Z 2018-07-10T09:25:55Z 2018-02
dc.identifier.citation Ndethiu, Maureen K. (2018) Environmental justice in Kenya : a critical analysis, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <>
dc.description.abstract Environmental justice, a new but rapidly developing concept in international environmental law, arose in the United States of America during the Environmental Justice Movement of the late 1970s and 1980s. It starkly highlighted injustices faced by people of colour and low-income communities as regards racially skewed environmental legal protection and allocation of environmental risks. The movement radically changed the meaning of ‘environment’ from its conventional green overtones to include issues of social justice at the core of environmental thinking. I critically examine the concept of environmental justice in the Kenyan context by highlighting the injustices, and the formulation and application of laws and policies that significantly impact on environmental regulation and equitable distribution of social services. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xi, 256 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Modern environmentalism en
dc.subject International environmental law en
dc.subject Environmental principles en
dc.subject Anthropocentrism en
dc.subject Sustainable development en
dc.subject Environmental justice en
dc.subject United States of America (USA) en
dc.subject Vulnerable and marginalised persons en
dc.subject Human rights en
dc.subject.ddc 344.4606762
dc.subject.lcsh Environmental law, International en
dc.subject.lcsh Environmental law -- Kenya en
dc.subject.lcsh Environmental justice -- Kenya en
dc.subject.lcsh Sustainable development -- Kenya en
dc.subject.lcsh Human rights -- Kenya en
dc.subject.lcsh Marginality, Social -- Kenya en
dc.title Environmental justice in Kenya : a critical analysis en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Private Law en LL. M.

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