• Ravi Baghel
Part of the Advances in Asian Human-Environmental Research book series (AAHER)


This chapter introduces the topic of river control in India and defines the research focus. It discusses the theoretical framework used in this work, which is developed using poststructural political ecology inspired by the work of Michel Foucault. The methods of discourse analysis and biographical research used to analyse the genealogy, governmentality and subjectivity of expert discourse on river control are briefly introduced.


Large dams Flood control River control Michel Foucault Genealogy Governmentality Subjectivity India 


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  • Ravi Baghel
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  1. 1.Department of Geography South Asia InstituteHeidelberg UniversityHeidelbergGermany

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