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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. British Academy.

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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.

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Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Law
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Xu, Ting
Date : 2018
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Date Deposited : 21 Nov 2017 11:53
Last Modified : 19 Jun 2018 06:14

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