The Ethics of Water - From Commodification to Common Ownership

Fioret, Cameron, The Ethics of Water - From Commodification to Common Ownership, (London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2023).

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  • Author Fioret, Cameron
    Title The Ethics of Water - From Commodification to Common Ownership
    Publication Date 2023
    Place of Publication London
    Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
    Pages 214
    Language eng
    Abstract In this global approach to climate change and freshwater access, Cameron Fioret explores the harmful effects of water commodification. Making use of deliberative democratic theory, Fioret suggests tools that can change the balance of democratic decision-making power by rethinking the governance of water more broadly. Five main case studies including Detroit, Cochabamba, and Kerala span four continents to convey the global and local scope of normative water issues. These examples draw on contemporary water justice movements to explore how anti-water-commodification struggles can utilize water recommoning practices to make water governance processes more deeply democratic. Highlighting the ethical and sociopolitical ramifications of water injustice, this study moves beyond the surface issue of distributional concerns. To this end, Fioret draws on research in democratic political theory and environmental philosophy to consider what right people have to water, the putative harms of privatizing and commodifying water, common ownership, and legal protections, alongside local and transnational political activism. In navigating these pressing issues, The Ethics of Water provides a searing analysis of water commodification and political domination today.
    Copyright Holder Author
    Copyright Year 2023
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISBN 1350348805
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