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Dams and development : transnational struggles for water and power

Author: Sanjeev Khagram
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Big dams built for irrigation, power, water supply, and other purposes were among the most potent symbols of economic development for much of the twentieth century. Of late they have become a lightning rod for challenges to this vision of development as something planned by elites with scant regard for environmental and social consequences - especially for the populations that are displaced as their homelands are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Études transculturelles
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sanjeev Khagram
ISBN: 0801442281 9780801442285 0801489075 9780801489075
OCLC Number: 54952866
Description: xii, 270 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Transnational struggles for water and power --
Dams, democracy, and development in India --
India's Narmada projects : historical genesis and the transnational reform campaign --
The transnational campaign to save India's Narmada River --
Dams, democracy, and development in comparative perspective --
Dams, democracy, and development in transnational perspective.
Responsibility: Sanjeev Khagram.
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