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Title Water politics : governance, justice, and the right to water / edited by Farhana Sultana and Alex Loftus.
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020.


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Description 1 online resource.
Series Earthscan Water Text
Earthscan water text series.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Right to water.
Right to water -- Political aspects.
Contents Foreword / Leo Heller -- The right to water in a global context : challenges and transformations / Farhana Sultana and Alex Loftus -- Valuing water : rights, resilience, and the UN High-Level Panel on Water / Jeremy Schmidt -- Making space for practical authority : policy formalization and the right to water in Mexico / Katie Meehan -- Turning to traditions : three cultural-religious articulations of fresh waters' value(s) in contemporary governance frameworks / Christiana Zenner -- The right to bring waters into being / Jamie Linton -- The rights to water and food : exploring the synergies / Lyla Mehta and Daniel Langmeier -- Water-security capabilities and the human right to water / Wendy Jepson, Amber Wutich and Leila Harris -- Rights on the edge of the city : realizing of the right to water in informal settlements in Bolivia / Anna Walnycki -- Human right to water and bottled water consumption : governing at the intersection of water justice, rights, and ethics / Raul Pacheco-Vega -- Against the trend : structure and agency in the struggle for public water in Europe / Andreas Bieler -- Remunicipalization and the human right to water : a signifier half full? / David McDonald -- Citizen mobilization for water : the case of Thessaloniki, Greece / Jerry van den Berge, Rutgerd Boelens and Jeroen Vos -- Race, austerity and water in the US : fighting for the human right to water in Detroit and Flint, Michigan / Cristy Clark -- Class, race, space and the "right to sanitation" : the limits of neoliberal toilet technologies in Durban, South Africa / Patrick Bond.
Summary "Scholarship on the right to water has proliferated in interesting and unexpected ways in recent years. This book broadens existing discussions on the right to water in order to shed critical light on the pathways, pitfalls, prospects, and constraints that exist in achieving global goals, as well as advancing debates around water governance and water justice. The book shows how both discourses and struggles around the right to water have opened new perspectives and possibilities in water governance, fostering new collective and moral claims for water justice, while effecting changes in laws and policies around the world. In light of the 2010 UN ratification on the human right to water and sanitation, shifts have taken place in policy, legal frameworks, local implementation, as well as in national dialogues. Chapters in the book illustrate the novel ways in which the right to water has been taken up in locations drawn globally, highlighting the material politics that are enabled and negotiated through this framework in order to address ongoing water insecurities. This book reflects the urgent need to take stock of debates in light of new concerns around post-neoliberal political developments, the challenges of the Anthropocene and climate change, the transition from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as the mobilizations around the right to water in the global North. This textbook is essential reading for students of water governance, environmental policy, politics, geography, and law. It will be of great interest to policymakers and practitioners working in water governance and the human right to water and sanitation"-- Provided by publisher.
Other Author Sultana, Farhana, editor.
Loftus, Alex, editor.
Other Title Print version: Water politics Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020. 9781138320024