Public Values in Water Law: A Case of Substantive Fragmentation?

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Ambrus, Monika; Gilissen, Herman Kasper; van Kempen, Jasper JH;
(2014)
  • Publisher: Utrecht University Library Open Access Journals (Publishing Services)
  • Journal: Utrecht Law Review (issn: 1871-515X)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.18352/ulr.266, doi: 10.18352/ulr.266/
  • Subject: public water values | public values | K1-7720 | social justice | water law | environmental protection | substantive fragmentation | Law in general. Comparative and uniform law. Jurisprudence

Horizontal fragmentation, from a public-values perspective, is a quite well-documented phenomenon in international (water) law. However, the literature does not provide any insight into vertical or substantive fragmentation, i.e. differences in the protection of public ... View more
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