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On the problem of the justification of river rights.

Kang, K., 2019. On the problem of the justification of river rights. Water International, 44 (6-7), 667-683.

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DOI: 10.1080/02508060.2019.1643523

Abstract

This article aims to work out the social conditions that determine whether the communication of river rights finds success in society. Employing the context of hydropower development in the Mekong region, the article finds that an essentialist strategy which claims that river rights have unlimited ‘moral’ validity regardless of any of the decision consequences is unlikely to succeed. Instead, it is proposed that moral conflicts over river rights may ultimately only be resolvable ‘unmorally’, that is, by procedural legitimacy – and this is best captured by employing a methodological framework composed of thematic, social and temporal dimensions

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0250-8060
Additional Information:Issue 6-7: From the law of the river toward the rights of the river?
Uncontrolled Keywords:River rights activism; hydropower infrastructure development; social validity; post-ideological jurisprudence; Mekong region
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:33010
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:08 Nov 2019 14:18
Last Modified:07 Jan 2020 15:33

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