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Title:Dams and the dilemmas of development
Author:Cohen, AndrewISNI
Year:2014
Periodical:African Historical Review (ISSN 1753-2531)
Volume:46
Issue:1
Pages:70-81
Language:English
Geographic terms:Malawi
Mozambique
Rhodesia and Nyasaland
Zambia
Zimbabwe
China
Subjects:dams
Kariba Dam
environment
rural population
development
literature reviews (form)
Link:https://doi.org/10.1080/17532523.2014.911438
Abstract:In this review article the author discusses three books on the subject of dams and development: 'Light and power for a multiracial nation: the Kariba Dam scheme in the Central African Federation', by Julia Tischler; 'Dams, displacement and the delusion of development: Cahora Bassa and its legacies in Mozambique, 1965-2007', by Allen F. Isaacman and Barbara Isaacman; 'The large dam dilemma: an exploration of the impacts of hydro projects on people and the environment in China', by Pu Wang, Shikui Dong and James P. Lassoie. Each of these books highlights the contested nature of dam construction and the impacts, both anticipated and unintended, on the local ecology and population. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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