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Eco-crime and fresh water

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posted on 2017-01-01, 00:00 authored by Hope Johnson, Nigel South, Reece WaltersReece Walters
The unsustainable and exploitative use of one of the most important but scarce resources on the planet – fresh water – continues to create conflict and human dislocation on a grand scale. Instead of witnessing nation-states adopting more equitable and efficient conservation strategies, powerful corporations are permitted to privatise and monopolise diminishing water reservoirs based on flawed neo-liberal assumptions and market models of the ‘global good’. The commodification of water has enabled corporate monopolies and corrupt states to exploit a fundamental human right – as discussed in the following – and, in the process, create new forms of criminality.

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Title of book

Greening criminology in the 21st Century: contemporary debates and future directions in the study of environmental harm

Series

Green crimonology

Chapter number

8

Pagination

133 - 146

Publisher

Routledge

Place of publication

Abingdon, Eng.

ISBN-13

978-1-4724-6756-0

Language

eng

Publication classification

B1.1 Book chapter

Copyright notice

2017, Hope Johnson, Nigel South and Reece Walters

Extent

13

Editor/Contributor(s)

Matthew Hall, Jennifer Maher, Angus Nurse, Gary Potter, Nigel South, Tanya Wyatt

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