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On the measurement of sustainability of rural water supply in India: A Supervaluationist–Degree Theory approach

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  • Kesavan, Pushpangadan
  • Gangadhara, Murugan
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    The paper proposes an empirical methodology for understanding the nature and behavior of Sustainable Development as a vague and multidimensional concept by a case study of participatory and demand determined Rural Drinking water Supply systems in India. It combines for the first time, two of the most influential models – ‘Supervaluationism’ and ‘Degree Theory’- on the measurement of ‘Vagueness’, for timely public intervention in reversing the process of Un-sustainability. Analysis clearly brings out the role of institutional, financial and environmental factors that should be part of Public Policy, for ensuring sustainability of potable water supply

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    Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 8781.

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    Date of creation: 11 Feb 2008
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    Keywords: sustainability; supervaluationism; degree theory;

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    1. Bill Hopwood & Mary Mellor & Geoff O'Brien, 2005. "Sustainable development: mapping different approaches," Sustainable Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 13(1), pages 38-52.
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