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Liberal theory, human rights and water-justice: back to square one?

D'Souza, Radha (2008) Liberal theory, human rights and water-justice: back to square one? Law, Social Justice & Global Development Journal, 2008 (1). pp. 1-15. ISSN 1467-0437

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Abstract

In the wake of the Fukuyama's 'end of history': liberal theory’s triumph over its soviet/communist other, and the subsequent march of 'globalisation' and the ascendancy of neo-liberal ideology,this article interrogates the theoretical developments on the 'Left', the academic and activist led critiques of liberal triumphalism, by analysing the demands for recognition of water rights as human rights particularly in regard to the Global Justice Movements that arose from disenchantment with globalisation and neo-liberal ideology. In the context of water-justice and human rights, the article investigates the substantial underpinnings of both liberal theory and the languages of the 'Left' tradition in regard to the development of the human right to water to reveal the shared foundations that divorce them both from the geo-historical terrain of emancipatory politics today.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Right of water, human rights, global justice movements, globalisation, liberal theory, leftist ideology
Research Community:University of Westminster > Law, School of
ID Code:6467
Deposited On:22 Apr 2009 11:07
Last Modified:29 May 2013 10:59

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