publication . Article . 2010

Ecological modernisation and the scalar level of contradictions in Southern European water politics: the case of the Odelouca Dam in Portugal

Andreas Thiel;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2010 Journal: Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, volume 28, issue 3 June, pages 492-511
Abstract
The author reconstructs the history of the implementation of the Odelouca Dam in the Algarve in a Natura 2000 area, viewing it in the context of Southern European coastal development. He looks at the dynamics leading up to the construction of the dam, and illustrates the persistence of the hydraulic paradigm in Portugal and the way it has been moulded by shifting European policy-making paradigms—namely, ecological modernisation (EM). Political aspects of EM are discussed because they seem to play an important role in legitimising the construction of the dam at a European level. The author assesses the policy measures and the policy outcome of the policy package ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Geography, Planning and Development, Environmental Science (miscellaneous), Public Administration, Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
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