Water Management: Sacrificing Normative Practice Subverting the Traditions of Water Apportionment-'Whose Justice? Which Rationality?'

TitleWater Management: Sacrificing Normative Practice Subverting the Traditions of Water Apportionment-'Whose Justice? Which Rationality?'
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsHarandi, M, Nia, M, Vries, M
JournalScience & Engineering Ethics
Volume21
Issue5
Pagination1241-1269
Date Published2015
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number13533452
KeywordsHolistic , Mirab , Modernism , normative , PHILOSOPHERS , PHILOSOPHY , Technological , THOUGHT , WATER
AbstractSince current water governance patterns mandate cooperation and partnership within and between the actors in the hydrosystems, supplementary models are necessary to distinguish the roles and the rules of indoor actions which is why we extend a theory in the frameworks of philosophy of technology. This analysis is empirically grounded on the problematic hydrosystems of a river in central Iran, Zayandehrud. Following a modernist-holistic-based analysis, it illustrates how values in the water apportionment mechanisms are being reshaped. The article by using the theory of normative practice has scrutinised the tasks and the rules of the old and new water-management systems, Mirab. Subsequently according to such philosophical theory, it has argued that the conflicts over the cases are due to interference of structural and directional norms within them. 
NotesHarandi, Mehdi 1; Email Address: m.fasihiharandi@tudelft.nl Nia, Mahdi 2 Vries, Marc 3; Affiliation: 1: Department of Hydraulic Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Delft The Netherlands 2: Department of Science Education and Communication, Delft University of Technology, Delft The Netherlands 3: Department of Values, Technology and Innovation, Section of Ethics/Philosophy of Technology, Delft University of Technology, Delft The Netherlands; Source Info: Oct2015, Vol. 21 Issue 5, p1241; Subject Term: WATER -- Management; Subject Term: TECHNOLOGICAL innovations; Subject Term: PHILOSOPHERS; Subject Term: PHILOSOPHY of science; Subject Term: THOUGHT & thinking; Author-Supplied Keyword: Holistic thinking; Author-Supplied Keyword: Mirab; Author-Supplied Keyword: Modernism; Author-Supplied Keyword: Normative practice; Author-Supplied Keyword: Technological development; Author-Supplied Keyword: Water management; Number of Pages: 29p; Document Type: Article
DOI10.1007/s11948-014-9593-1

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