Analytical Approaches to River Control

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

Abstract

This chapter discusses in detail the analytical framework used in this work. A discussion of the World Commission on Dams process and response is used to identify the gaps in existing approaches. This is put into context using the Bhakra project as a case study. The combination of political ecology approaches and Foucauldian discourse analysis is proposed for an examination of discursive and political functions of river control, with a special focus on the role of expert knowledge.

Keywords

World Commission on Dams Political ecology Bhakra Expert knowledge River control 

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

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