Environmentalism in Ghana: the rise of environmental consciousness and movements for nature protection.

Osuteye, Emmanuel Nii Noi (2015) Environmentalism in Ghana: the rise of environmental consciousness and movements for nature protection. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) thesis, University of Kent,. (Full text available)

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Abstract

The modern wave of environmentalism that swept most of the Western world since the 1960s, has generated considerable academic interest and has been widely documented. However there are apparent gaps in the knowledge, understanding and academic coverage of the phenomenon in the developing world, particularly in Africa. This thesis is an empirical exploration into the nature of environmentalism in Ghana, West Africa dwelling on the phenomena of environmental consciousness and movement activity. It identifies the presence of a small yet viable indigenous environmental movement. The movement is most visible through the partnering and collective networking activities of small, institutionalized local organizations that came together to form coalitions, share resources and work together on broad thematic issues that were of common concern.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD))
Uncontrolled keywords: Environmentalism; Environmental movements; Africa; Ghana; Environmental NGOs; Environmental consciousness
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Users 1 not found.
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2015 11:00 UTC
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2018 23:00 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/47995 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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