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Water: A Common Treasury

Malcolm, Rosalind and Clarke, Alison (2018) Water: A Common Treasury In: Legal Strategies for the Development and Protection of Communal Property. Proceedings of the British Academy216 . British Academy. ISBN 978-0197266380

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Abstract

In this Chapter we examine the notion of water as a common treasury, and the implications that this characterisation of water has for property rights in water. We argue that a property rights system centred on neo-liberal conceptions of absolute private ownership, allowing private dominion over water and its commodification, is inappropriate for water and subverts its role as a common treasury. To enable water to function effectively as a common treasury, we argue, a more appropriate property model is one that emphasises and facilitates collaboration and co-operation rather than competition — in other words, a property rights system which acknowledges and promotes communal property in the forms we describe below.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Law
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Malcolm, RosalindR.Malcolm@surrey.ac.uk
Clarke, AlisonA.C.Clarke@surrey.ac.uk
Editors :
NameEmailORCID
Xu, Ting
Clarke, AlisonA.C.Clarke@surrey.ac.uk
Date : 4 October 2018
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright 2018 British Academy. Published by Oxford University Press.
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Date Deposited : 21 Nov 2017 11:53
Last Modified : 06 Jul 2019 05:24
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/844967

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