ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Rights, Justice and Common Property Resources

Rights, Justice and Common Property Resources Niraja Gopal Jayal THIS comment on K Subramaniam's article 'Science and Ethics in Public Decision- Making: Case of Big Dams' (EPW, April 2) applauds his account of the interpenetration of science and values in the structuring and moduling of cost-benefit analyses. and the attendant prejudicing of the outcomes of these. It is also in complete agreement with the defence of the rights of tribal peoples to common property resources, as a critical basis for anti-dam arguments in the Narmada valley. It disagrees fundamentally, however, with the argument in Part II of the article, which is concerned with providing a moral and philosophical basis for these rights.

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