Chapter 11: The construction of the Trs Marias dam and the absence of public policies for the arrival of the waters in the municipality of Morada Nova de Minas in Brazil
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Abstract: Rights discourse is characterized and qualified by attempts to rewrite culture and human diversity into a single narrative. Rights ought to embody a complex but particular discursive logic. This work will focus on the description of multiple alternative narratives for the specific situation of the people affected by the Três Marias dam, focusing on current and former residents of Morada Nova de Minas, in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. We intend to address the main impacts of this dam within the contexts of fundamental rights such as social rights, mobilization rights and local cultural rights. We will also review the extent to which there was mitigation between some of these rights. We will also focus on those rights which are related to the subjective dimension of stakeholders, linked to the ideas of justice, morality and ethics which are fundamental to everyday living. Through interviews, the fundamental rights mentioned will present themselves in their multiple forms through life stories and narratives related to the impact of government actions and programmes.

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