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The Resource Dams and development in China : the moral economy of water and power, Bryan Tilt

Dams and development in China : the moral economy of water and power, Bryan Tilt

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Dams and development in China : the moral economy of water and power
Title
Dams and development in China
Title remainder
the moral economy of water and power
Statement of responsibility
Bryan Tilt
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
China is home to half of the world's large dams and adds dozens more each year. The benefits are considerable: dams deliver hydropower, provide reliable irrigation water, protect people and farmland against flooding, and produce hydroelectricity in a nation with a seeimingly insatiable appetite for energy. As hydropower responds to a larger share of energy demand, dams may also help to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels, welcome news in a country where air and water pollution have become dire and greenhouse gas emissions are the highest in the world. Yet the advantages of dams come at a high cost for river ecosystems and for the social and economic well-being of local people, who face displacement and farmland loss. This book examines the array of water-management decisions faced by Chinese leaders and their consequences for local communities. Focusing on the southwestern province of Yunnan - a major hub for hydropower development in China - which encompasses one of the world's most biodiverse temperate ecosystems and one of China's most ethnically and culturally rich regions, Bryan Tilt takes the reader from the halls of decision-making power in Beijing to Yunnan's rural villages. In the process, he examines the contrasting values of government agencies, hydropower corporations, NGOs, and local communities and explores how these values are linked to longstanding cultural norms about what is right, proper, and just. He also considers the various strategies these groups use to influence water-resource policy, including advocacy, petitioning, and public protest. Drawing on a decade of research, he offers his insights on whether the world's most populous nation will adopt greater transparency, increased scientific collaboration, and broader public participation as it continues to grow economically
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Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1974-
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Tilt, Bryan
Dewey number
333.91/40951
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
TC558.C5
LC item number
T55 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Contemporary Asia in the World
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  • Dams
  • Watershed management
  • Hydroelectric power plants
  • Energy policy
  • Economic development
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Dams
  • Economic development
  • Energy policy
  • Hydroelectric power plants
  • Watershed management
  • China
  • China
Label
Dams and development in China : the moral economy of water and power, Bryan Tilt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The moral economy of water and power -- Crisis and opportunity : water resources and dams in contemporary China -- The Lancang River : coping with resettlement and agricultural change -- The Nu River : anticipating development and displacement -- Experts, assessments, and models : the science of decision making -- People in the way : resettlement in policy and practice -- A broader confluence : conservation initiatives and China's global dam industry
Control code
897016116
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231538268
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7312/tilt17010
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
2c01c74c-c961-46db-b70a-13824d1002a8
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)897016116
Label
Dams and development in China : the moral economy of water and power, Bryan Tilt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The moral economy of water and power -- Crisis and opportunity : water resources and dams in contemporary China -- The Lancang River : coping with resettlement and agricultural change -- The Nu River : anticipating development and displacement -- Experts, assessments, and models : the science of decision making -- People in the way : resettlement in policy and practice -- A broader confluence : conservation initiatives and China's global dam industry
Control code
897016116
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231538268
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7312/tilt17010
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
2c01c74c-c961-46db-b70a-13824d1002a8
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)897016116

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