Evolution of Dam Policies

Evidence from the Big Hydropower States

Editors: Scheumann, Waltina, Hensengerth, Oliver (Eds.)

  • Rigorously analyzes reform processes regarding siting and building dams
  • Extensive examination of legal changes and their environmental and social impacts
  • Detailed observation of norm diffusion from global to local level
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About this book

The World Commission on Dams (WCD) report (2000) “Dams and Development: A New Framework for Decision-Making” set a landmark in the ongoing controversy over large dams. Now that more than ten years have passed, one has to realize that the WCD norms matter. However, their real chance of becoming implemented relies on whether their core values, strategic priorities and guidelines are accepted by national decision-makers and are translated into official policies and practices. The book’s major concern is whether the big hydropower states have improved their standards for environment and resettlement, and whether international standards are applied or exist only on paper.

 

The introductory and synthesis chapters present the methodological approach and discuss the findings. Other chapters analyze changes in dam policies in the big hydropower states Brazil, China, India and Turkey; the role of non-governmental organizations in advocating against the Turkish Ilisu Dam project on the Tigris River; the strategies of International Rivers and World Wildlife Fund for Nature in the global hydropower game; the policies of the German government and its positioning in the dam debate, and the engagement of Chinese actors in building the Bui Dam (Ghana) and the Kamchay Dam (Cambodia).

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Dams and Norms: Current Practices and the State of the Debate

    Scheumann, Waltina (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Sustainable Dam Development in Brazil: The Roles of Environmentalism, Participation and Planning

    Costa, Agnes

    Pages 13-53

  • Between Local and Global Norms: Hydropower Policy Reform in China

    Hensengerth, Oliver

    Pages 55-93

  • Towards Responsible Hydropower Development through Contentious Multi-stakeholder Negotiations: The Case of India

    Choudhury, Nirmalya

    Pages 95-129

  • Sustainable Dam Development in Turkey: Between Europeanization and Authoritarian Governance

    Scheumann, Waltina (et al.)

    Pages 131-172

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eBook $139.00
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Hardcover $179.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
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  • Due: October 20, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-50842-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Evolution of Dam Policies
Book Subtitle
Evidence from the Big Hydropower States
Editors
  • Waltina Scheumann
  • Oliver Hensengerth
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-23403-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-23403-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-23402-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-50842-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 352
Number of Illustrations and Tables
14 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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