publication . Article . 2017

Regionalism, Identity, and Hydropower Dams: The Chinese-Built Lower Sesan 2 Dam in Cambodia

Hensengerth, Oliver;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Sep 2017
  • Publisher: GIGA
Abstract
The Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) has been styled as a natural region drawn together by the Mekong River. However, the literature on regional identity has argued that regions are socially constructed phenomena. River basins in particular are historically evolveed constructs of specific political and social relations. Drawing on concepts of regional identity and on the literature examining the links between culture and water, the article argues that the actors driving the GMS have exacerbated social tensions through hydropower programmes, thus failing to establish social coherence. These programmes focus on energy production for national economic growth and econ...
Subjects
free text keywords: regionalism, Ressourcen, Sociology of Developing Countries, Developmental Sociology, Wasser, Cambodia, Kambodscha, Wasserkraft, International relations, Energieerzeugung, development policy, developing country, kulturelle Identität, Soziologie, Anthropologie, K400, Umsiedlung, energy production, Southeast Asia, Entwicklungspolitik, regionale Identität, cultural identity, Fluss, resettlement, Sociology & anthropology, Mekong; hydropower dams; water governance; Lower Sesan 2, Entwicklungsländersoziologie, Entwicklungssoziologie, International Relations, International Politics, Foreign Affairs, Development Policy, Regionalismus, hydropower, internationale Beziehungen, Entwicklungspolitik, resources, protest, Entwicklungsland, water, conflict potential, regional identity, China, Internationale Beziehungen, Konfliktpotential, Südostasien, L700, river, ddc:327, ddc:301
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publication . Article . 2017

Regionalism, Identity, and Hydropower Dams: The Chinese-Built Lower Sesan 2 Dam in Cambodia

Hensengerth, Oliver;