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The Right S To Water

Author : Pierre Thielbörger
ISBN : 9783642339080
Genre : Law
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Politicians and diplomats have for many years proclaimed a human right to water as a solution to the global water crisis, most recently in the 2010 UN General Assembly Resolution “The human right to water and sanitation”. To what extent, however, can a right to water legally and philosophically exist and what difference to international law and politics can it make? This question lies at the heart of this book. The book’s answer is to argue that a right to water exists under international law but in a more differentiated and multi-level manner than previously recognised. Rather than existing as a singular and comprehensive right, the right to water should be understood as a composite right of different layers, both deriving from separate rights to health, life and an adequate standard of living, and supported by an array of regional and national rights. The author also examines the right at a conceptual level. After disproving some of the theoretical objections to the category of socio-economic rights generally and the concept of a right to water more specifically, the manuscript develops an innovative approach towards the interplay of different rights to water among different legal orders. The book argues for an approach to human rights – including the right to water – as international minimum standards, using the right to water as a model case to demonstrate how multilevel human rights protection can function effectively. The book also addresses a crucial last question: how does one make an international right to water meaningful in practice? The manuscript identifies three crucial criteria in order to strengthen such a composite derived right in practice: independent monitoring; enforcement towards the private sector; and international realization. The author examines to what extent these criteria are currently adhered to, and suggests practical ways of how they could be better met in the future.​

Das Menschenrecht Auf Wasser Als Allokationsproblem

Author : Wolfgang Bretschneider
ISBN : 3161552997
Genre : Business & Economics
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Wie gelingt die Umsetzung eines Menschenrechts auf Wasser? Sie gelingt nur, wenn eine Trinkwasserpolitik zugleich auch in okologischer und okonomischer Hinsicht nachhaltig ist. Wolfgang Bretschneider skizziert auf dieser Grundlage einen institutionenokonomisch gepragten Begriff der Versorgungsgerechtigkeit, mit dem ein Spannungsfeld beschrieben wird. Denn ein privater Haushalt ist in seiner Wassernutzung nicht nur Trager eines Anspruchs, sondern umgekehrt auch Trager von Verantwortung gegenuber Umwelt und Gesellschaft. Nur wenn dies berucksichtigt wird, ist auch seine eigene Wasserversorgung langfristig gesichert. Im Zentrum des Buchs steht daher eine Konturierung des "schmalen Grats" zwischen Nutzungsanspruch und -verantwortung, die gerade auch auf Fragen des Wasserpreises angewandt wird.

The Regulation Of The Global Water Services Market

Author : Julien Chaisse
ISBN : 9781107162860
Genre : Law
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The book aims to analyse the development of the right to water from the perspective of human rights law, and to explore how this right may be used as a safeguard as well as the reaction to the problems caused by the liberalisation of water services.

Linking Global Trade And Human Rights

Author : Daniel Drache
ISBN : 9781139916950
Genre : Law
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During the global economic crisis of 2008, countries around the world used national policy spaces to respond to the crisis in ways that shed new light on the possibilities for linkages between international trade and human rights. This book introduces the idea of policy space as an innovative way to reframe recent developments in global governance. It brings together a wide-ranging group of leading experts in international law, trade, human rights, political economy, international relations, and public policy who have been asked to reflect on this important development in globalization. Their multidisciplinary contributions provide explanations for the changing global landscape for national policy space, clearly illustrate instances of this change, and project the future paths for policy development in social and economic policy spaces, especially with reference to linkages between international trade and human rights in countries from the Global North as well as Brazil, China, and India.

Government And The Environment

Author : Laura Castellucci
ISBN : 9781136210846
Genre : Business & Economics
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In the today’s global "commercial society" an inquiry into the economic role of government is gaining momentum. Many crucial goods for the wellbeing of a society are not "commercial", national security and clean air are great examples. This means that the economic role of government is not limited to cure the so called "market failures" but it has to provide for non-commercial goods. Unfortunately in the last few decades the decline of the political-economic culture of western post-industrial societies has left scope for people to blindly believe in a free, deregulated market. This book brings the culture of the state in from the cold, by confronting readers at the start with the necessity of recognizing the fundamental difference between private commercial interests, whose provision rests on the culture of profit, and public shared interests, whose provision rests on the culture of the state. This book also explores how much individual wellbeing does depend on both. The only chance for public shared interests, with their non-profit nature, to successfully keep their ground in the face of the overwhelming power of private commercial/financial interests, lies in regenerating a political-economic state culture whereby governments and policy makers/politicians understand their responsibility and social function to consist primarily in pursuing the satisfaction of the formers and not in acting on behalf of the latter.

Privatizing Water

Author : Karen Bakker
ISBN : 9780801467004
Genre : Political Science
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Water supply privatization was emblematic of the neoliberal turn in development policy in the 1990s. Proponents argued that the private sector could provide better services at lower costs than governments; opponents questioned the risks involved in delegating control over a life-sustaining resource to for-profit companies. Private-sector activity was most concentrated-and contested-in large cities in developing countries, where the widespread lack of access to networked water supplies was characterized as a global crisis. In Privatizing Water, Karen Bakker focuses on three questions: Why did privatization emerge as a preferred alternative for managing urban water supply? Can privatization fulfill its proponents' expectations, particularly with respect to water supply to the urban poor? And, given the apparent shortcomings of both privatization and conventional approaches to government provision, what are the alternatives? In answering these questions, Bakker engages with broader debates over the role of the private sector in development, the role of urban communities in the provision of "public" services, and the governance of public goods. She introduces the concept of "governance failure" as a means of exploring the limitations facing both private companies and governments. Critically examining a range of issues-including the transnational struggle over the human right to water, the "commons" as a water-supply-management strategy, and the environmental dimensions of water privatization-Privatizing Water is a balanced exploration of a critical issue that affects billions of people around the world.

Water As A Human Right For The Middle East And North Africa

Author : Asit K. Biswas
ISBN : 9780415461351
Genre : Social Science
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Access to safe drinking water and proper sanitation is essential for human survival and for maintenance of a decent quality of life. Currently, more than a billion people do not have access to safe drinking water and more than two billion people lack proper sanitation. In 1992, the United Nations proclaimed that water should be considered to be a human right. This position, however, has not been accepted by many developed and developing countries. This book systematically and comprehensively analyzes the legal development of the concept of water as a human right; implications for the national governments, and international and national organizations for the implementation of this concept; progress made in different Middle East and North African countries to provide every individual access to clean water and sanitation, constraints faced to assure universal access to water-related services and how these constraints can be overcome, and an overall research agenda in areas where more knowledge is necessary.

Rural Development Abstracts

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105214546173
Genre : Rural development
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Robbing Yadullah S Water To Irrigate Saeid S Garden Hydrology And Water Rights In A Village Of Central Iran

Author : Molle, François, Mamanpoush, A., Miranzadeh, M.
ISBN : 9789290905578
Genre : Irrigation
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This report provides a case study from the province of Esfahan, in central Iran, describing the struggle of a village to secure the water resources without which local agriculture, and altogether life in the village, would be impossible. It illustrates the endless ingenuity of farmers in their quest for water, how land and water rights have developed, how various legal repertoires may conflict with one another, and how the intervention of the state transformed the wider hydrological cycle of the valley and affected the delicate equilibrium between population and resources that had prevailed until then. The report estimates the costs of accessing one cubic meter from each of these different sources and shows how political interventions or drought mitigation policies elicit solutions that are extremely costly.

W Rterbuch Der W Rde

Author : Rolf Gröschner
ISBN : 9783825285173
Genre : Philosophy
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Was ist Würde? – In 241 Beiträgen bringt das „Wörterbuch der Würde“ Transparenz in die vielfältigen Argumentationen und Diskurse eines zentralen Begriffs der Gegenwart: von der Antike bis zum 21. Jahrhundert und von Achtung bis Zweck. Als Referenzwerk bietet das Buch Hinweise für weitere Analysen, verzeichnet ideengeschichtliche Entwicklungen, erläutert Leitbegriffe und Theorien sowie zugehörige Problemfelder. Die Ideengeschichte von Platon bis Marx wird dabei ebenso nachgezeichnet wie die Relevanz des Begriffs in modernen Theorien (z.B. Ricoeur, Rawls, Luhmann) und in aktuellen Praxisfeldern (z.B. Biowissenschaft, Medizin, Tierschutz, Medien oder Wirtschaft).

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