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Living in the shadow of the large dams : long term responses of downstream and lakeside communities of Ghana's Volta River Project

Author: Dzodzi Tsikata
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2006.
Series: African social studies series, v. 11
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Studies of populations affected by large dams are usually about physically displaced and resettled communities. This book on the Volta River Project breaks with the mould and tackles the long term environmental and socio-economic impacts of the Akosombo and Kpong Dams and the livelihood responses of two neglected groups- downstream and lakeside communities. In a detailed study which takes a gendered political  Read more...
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Tsikata, Dzodzi.
Living in the shadow of the large dams.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2006
(DLC) 2006042507
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dzodzi Tsikata
ISBN: 9789047406556 9047406559 9004141448 9789004141445
OCLC Number: 290556544
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 439 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: ""CONTENTS""; ""ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS""; ""GLOSSARY""; ""CHANGES IN THE GHANAIAN CURRENCY (1958�2002)""; ""ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS""; ""CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION""; ""2. The National Context""; ""3. The Conceptual Framework and Research Methods""; ""4. The Books�s Sources""; ""5. The Structure of the Book""; ""CHAPTER TWO THE VOLTA RIVER PROJECT: HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES""; ""1. Introduction""; ""2. The Players and the Volta River Project""; ""3. The Volta River Project: Conception, Planning and Implementation (1915�1966)""; ""4. The Volta River Project as Agreed and Executed"" ""5. Assessing the Terms of the Volta River Project""""6. The Volta River and Dam-Affected Communities: Predicted Impacts and Recommendations""; ""7. Summary and Conclusions""; ""CHAPTER THREE THE LOWER VOLTA AND THE VOLTA RIVER PROJECT: DAM IMPACTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE""; ""1. Introduction""; ""2. The Lower Volta in the 50s and 60s""; ""3. Political and Social Institutions""; ""4. The Economy and Livelihood Activities of the Lower Volta""; ""5. The Lower Volta in the 1960s: Growth of Trading, Artisanal Activities and Waged Employment"" ""6. The Post-Akosombo Dam Situation: Impacts of the Volta River Project""""7. Summary and Conclusions""; ""CHAPTER FOUR STATE POLICY AND COMMUNITY RESPONSES: THE POLITICS OF RELUCTANT SELECTIVE ACTION AND INEFFECTUAL ACTIVISM""; ""1. Introduction""; ""2. The Institutional Framework for Addressing Dam Impacts: The VRA Legal and Institutional Character""; ""3. The VRA as Resettler""; ""4. The VRA and Migrant Fisher-Folk and their Communities: From Promoting Fisheries to Environmental Protection""; ""5. Downstream Communities"" ""6. Responses to Dam Impacts and State and VRA Policies: The Politics of Compensation and Development Projects""""7. Summary and Conclusions""; ""CHAPTER FIVE LIVELIHOODS IN TIMES OF STRESS: LONG TERM RESPONSES TO ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE AT MEPE AND SOKPOE""; ""1. Introduction""; ""2. Background to the Research Communities: Mepe and Sokpoe""; ""3. Migration and Livelihoods at Mepe and Sokpoe""; ""4. Squeezing Water Out of Stone?""; ""5. Multiple Livelihood Activities at Mepe and Sokpoe""; ""6. Summary and Conclusions""; ""CHAPTER SIX THE SOCIAL RELATIONS OF LIVELIHOODS AT MEPE AND SOKPOE"" ""1. Introduction""""2. Household Relations and Livelihoods""; ""3. Kinship and Livelihoods""; ""4. Labour Relations Outside the Household: Using the Labour of Others""; ""5. Acquiring Support Through the Membership of Formal and Informal Associations and Networks""; ""6. Livelihoods and Inter-Generational Relations: The Situation of Young People""; ""7. Summary and Conclusions""; ""CHAPTER SEVEN RESPONSES TO THE VOLTA RIVER PROJECT: VOLUNTARY MIGRATION AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF LAKESIDE SETTLEMENTS""; ""1. Introduction""
Series Title: African social studies series, v. 11
Responsibility: by Dzodzi Tsikata.
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