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The Political Economy of Hydropower in Southwest China and Beyond

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The Political Economy of Hydropower in Southwest China and Beyond


International Political Economy Series

von: Jean-François Rousseau, Sabrina Habich-Sobiegalla

96,29 €

Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 15.01.2021
ISBN/EAN: 9783030593612
Sprache: englisch

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This book conceptualises the ongoing hydropower expansion in Southwest China as a socio-political and transnational project transcending the construction of dams. Chapters in this volume are organised around three sections spanning hydropower and resettlement governance, rural livelihoods, and international relations connected to China’s hydropower expansion. Dam projects of various scales are analysed as infrastructure projects that shape peoples’ livelihoods, the environment, and China’s relations with Southeast Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

Chapter 1. Introduction: Southwest China’s hydropower expansion and why it matters there and beyond (Jean-François Rousseau, Sabrina Habich-Sobiegalla). - Chapter 2. The water-energy nexus of Southwest China’s rapid hydropower development: Challenges and trade-offs in the interaction between hydropower generation and utilisation (Thomas Hennig, Darrin Magee). - Chapter 3.  Leaving the Three Gorges after resettlement: Who left, why did they leave, and where did they go? (Brooke Wilmsen, Andrew van Hulten, Yuefang Duan). - Chapter 4. Contestation over moral economy: Distant resettlement from the Three Gorges area to the Pearl River Delta (Bettina Gransow). - Chapter 5. Population resettlement for hydropower development in the Lancang River basin: An evolving policy framework and its implications for local people (Bryan Tilt, Zhuo Chen). - Chapter 6. Social stability, migrant subjectivities and citizenship in China's resettlement policies (Sabrina Habich-Sobiegalla, Franziska Plümmer). - Chapter 7. Green and pro-poor? Analysing social benefits of small hydropower in Yunnan, China (Tyler Harlan). - Chapter 8. Small hydropower for electricity and modernity: Impacts on the everyday lives of minority communities in Yunnan’s Nu River Valley (Thomas Ptak). - Chapter 9. As time goes by… Longitudinal analysis of dam impacts upon livelihood strategies in the Red River Valley (Jean-François Rousseau). - Chapter 10. Technical and policy constraints on the role of Chinese hydropower in a renewable Mekong region (Darrin Magee). - Chapter 11.  China’s hydro-hegemony in the Mekong region: Room for improvement (Sebastian Biba). - Chapter 12. Hydropower and Sino-Indian hydropolitics along the Yarlung-Tsangpo-Brahmaputra (Costanza Rampini). - Chapter 13. Twenty-first century Chinese-African hydropower projects in perspective (Pon Souvannaseng). - Chapter 14. One river and 40+ dams: The China factor in the Amazonian Tapajós Waterway (Ricardo Andrade)


Jean-François Rousseau is Assistant Professor at the School of International Development and Global Studies at the University of Ottawa. His research focuses on nature-society relations and addresses the relationships between agrarian change, infrastructure development, and ethnic minority livelihood diversification in Southwest China.


Sabrina Habich-Sobiegalla is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Chinese Studies at Freie Universität Berlin. Her research interests include regional development, central-local relations, and energy and resource governance with a focus on China. She is the author of the book, Dams, Migration and Authoritarianism in China: The Local State in Yunnan, published by Routledge.

<p>This book conceptualises the ongoing hydropower expansion in Southwest China as a socio-political and transnational project transcending the construction of dams. Chapters in this volume are organised around three sections spanning hydropower and resettlement governance, rural livelihoods, and international relations connected to China’s hydropower expansion. Dam projects of various scales are analysed as infrastructure projects that shape peoples’ livelihoods, the environment, and China’s relations with Southeast Asia, Africa, and Latin America.</p>

<p><b>Jean-François Rousseau</b> is Assistant Professor at the School of International Development and Global Studies at the University of Ottawa. His research focuses on nature-society relations and addresses the relationships between agrarian change, infrastructure development, and ethnic minority livelihood diversification in Southwest China.</p>

<p><b>Sabrina Habich-Sobiegalla</b> is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Chinese Studies at Freie Universität Berlin. Her research interests include regional development, central-local relations, and energy and resource governance with a focus on China. She is the author of the book, <i>Dams, Migration and Authoritarianism in China: The Local State in Yunnan</i>, published by Routledge.</p>

Examines the expansion of Southwest China’s hydropower capacity and its impacts beyond China, bringing together novel insights into the domestic origins and international implications of Chinese hydropower development

Probes various compromises and trade-offs emerging from the ongoing hydropower expansion in Southwest China

Offers a multidisciplinary view on the political economy of hydropower in Southwest China scrutinizing multiple policy fields at various scales, ranging from infrastructure development to energy provision and from development finance to resettlement and foreign relations

Brings together emerging and established scholars whose multidisciplinary research addresses the politics, livelihoods, and transnational dimensions of hydropower expansion in Southwest China

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