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Advances in Asian Human-Environmental Research

Large Dams in Asia

Contested Environments between Technological Hydroscapes and Social Resistance

Editors: Nüsser, Marcus (Ed.)

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  • Explores the topic of construction and operation of large dams, with a regional focus on Asia
  • Discusses the complex relationships between physical landscapes, natural resources, and their modification by human land use
  • Explores the various dimensions of the large dams controversy in Asia from a critical perspective
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This book explores the multi-dimensional asymmetries of scale, time, and directions in the large dam controversy with a regional focus on Asia, especially on India and China. Whereas the concept of large-scale transformation of fluvial environments into technological hydroscapes originated in the West, widespread construction of large dams started in the countries of the Global South in the period after decolonisation. Construction and operation of large dams are amongst the most prestigious but also most sensitive development issues, often accompanied by massive resistance of adversely affected people and civil society organisations. Based on the notion of a contested politicised environment, various case studies are analysed to identify the dominant narratives and imaginations that shape the large dams debate. This volume largely contains contributions related to several subprojects from within the Cluster of Excellence ‘Asia and Europe in a Global Context: Shifting Asymmetries in Cultural Flows’, based at Heidelberg University, with several expert contributions from external researchers.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Large Dams in Asia
Book Subtitle
Contested Environments between Technological Hydroscapes and Social Resistance
Editors
  • Marcus Nüsser
Series Title
Advances in Asian Human-Environmental Research
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2798-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2798-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-2797-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-7738-4
Series ISSN
1879-7180
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 175
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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