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The Political Economy of Hydropower in Southwest China and Beyond

  • Jean-François Rousseau
  • Sabrina Habich-Sobiegalla
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Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Jean-François Rousseau, Sabrina Habich-Sobiegalla
    Pages 1-22
  3. Hydropower and Resettlement Governance

  4. Dams and Rural Livelihoods

  5. Transnational Matters

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 295-298

About this book

Introduction

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.

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.

Keywords

hydropower governance China electricity renewables technology resettlement

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean-François Rousseau
    • 1
  • Sabrina Habich-Sobiegalla
    • 2
  1. 1.School of International Development and Global StudiesUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada
  2. 2.Institute of Chinese StudiesFreie Universität BerlinBerlinGermany

About the editors

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.


Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Political Economy of Hydropower in Southwest China and Beyond
  • Editors Jean-François Rousseau
    Sabrina Habich-Sobiegalla
  • Series Title International Political Economy Series
  • Series Abbreviated Title International Political Economy Series
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-59361-2
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Political Science and International Studies Political Science and International Studies (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-59360-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-59363-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-59361-2
  • Series ISSN 2662-2483
  • Series E-ISSN 2662-2491
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXI, 298
  • Number of Illustrations 10 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour
  • Topics International Political Economy
    Asian Politics
    Development Studies
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