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Knowing the Salween River: Resource Politics of a Contested Transboundary River

Editors: Middleton, Carl, Lamb, Vanessa (Eds.)

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  • Fills major knowledge gap on a major river in Southeast Asia, with empirical and conceptual contributions
  • Provides a multi-disciplinary perspective by a range of writers, including academics, policy-makers and civil society researchers, the majority from within Southeast Asia
  • Offers new policy insights on a river at the cross-roads of a major political and development transition
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This open access book focuses on the Salween River, shared by China, Myanmar, and Thailand, that is increasingly at the heart of pressing regional development debates. The basin supports the livelihoods of over 10 million people, and within it there is great socio-economic, cultural and political diversity. The basin is witnessing intensifying dynamics of resource extraction, alongside large dam construction, conservation and development intervention, that is unfolding within a complex terrain of local, national and transnational governance. With a focus on the contested politics of water and associated resources in the Salween basin, this book offers a collection of empirical case studies that highlights local knowledge and perspectives. Given the paucity of grounded social science studies in this contested basin, this book provides conceptual insights at the intersection of resource governance, development, and politics of knowledge relevant to researchers, policy-makers and practitioners at a time when rapid change is underway.
-   Fills a significant knowledge gap on a major river in Southeast Asia, with empirical and conceptual contributions
-   Inter-disciplinary perspective and by a range of writers, including academics, policy-makers and civil society researchers, the majority from within Southeast Asia
-   New policy insights on a river at the cross-roads of a major political and development transition

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Introduction: Resources Politics and Knowing the Salween River

    Pages 1-15

    Lamb, Vanessa (et al.)

  • Salween: What’s in a Name?

    Pages 17-25

    Lamb, Vanessa

  • Hydropower Politics and Conflict on the Salween River

    Pages 27-48

    Middleton, Carl (et al.)

  • From Hydropower Construction to National Park Creation: Changing Pathways of the Nu River

    Pages 49-69

    Xiaogang, Yu (et al.)

  • Rites, Rights, and Water Justice in Karen State: A Case Study of Community-Based Water Governance and the Hatgyi Dam

    Pages 71-86

    Bright, Saw John

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-3-319-77440-4
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Softcover 51,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: August 22, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-77439-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Knowing the Salween River: Resource Politics of a Contested Transboundary River
Editors
  • Carl Middleton
  • Vanessa Lamb
Series Title
The Anthropocene: Politik—Economics—Society—Science
Series Volume
27
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-77440-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-77440-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-77439-8
Series ISSN
2367-4024
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 324
Number of Illustrations
27 b/w illustrations, 31 illustrations in colour
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