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TitleEnvironmental justice in Kenya : a critical analysis
AuthorNdethiu, Maureen K.
SubjectModern environmentalism
SubjectInternational environmental law
SubjectEnvironmental principles
SubjectAnthropocentrism
SubjectSustainable development
SubjectEnvironmental justice
SubjectUnited States of America (USA)
SubjectVulnerable and marginalised persons
SubjectHuman rights
Subject344.4606762
SubjectEnvironmental law, International
SubjectEnvironmental law -- Kenya
SubjectEnvironmental justice -- Kenya
SubjectSustainable development -- Kenya
SubjectHuman rights -- Kenya
SubjectMarginality, Social -- Kenya
Date2018-07-10T09:25:55Z
Date2018-07-10T09:25:55Z
Date2018-02
TypeDissertation
Format1 online resource (xi, 256 leaves)
AbstractEnvironmental 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.
AbstractPrivate Law
AbstractLL. M.
IdentifierNdethiu, Maureen K. (2018) Environmental justice in Kenya : a critical analysis, University of South Africa, Pretoria,
Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10500/24460