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Siciliano, Giuseppina and Urban, Frauke, eds. (2017) Chinese hydropower development in Africa and Asia: Challenges and opportunities for sustainable global dam-building. Abingdon; New York: Routledge. (Routledge Explorations in Development Studies)

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Abstract

In recent years, both Chinese overseas investment and hydropower development have been topics of increasing interest and research, with Chinese actors acting as financiers, developers, builders and sub-contractors. Chinese Hydropower Development in Africa and Asia explores the governance and socio-economic implications of large Chinese dams’ development in low- and middle-income countries in Asia and Africa and asks how these big infrastructure projects promote sustainable local and national development in the recipient countries. The book first discusses general aspects of Chinese involvement in hydropower development in Africa and Asia, looking at political and economic aspects, before presenting selected case studies from large dams built and financed by Chinese actors in Asia and Africa. Based on these results, the book further makes recommendations on how to improve the planning, implementation and governance of large dams for sustainable global dam-building. This volume is a valuable resource for academics, researchers and scholars in the areas of Development, Environmental Studies, Politics and Economics.

Item Type: Edited Book or Journal Volume
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Interdisciplinary Studies > Centre for Development, Environment and Policy
ISBN: 9781138217546
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315440040
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2017 17:14
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/24661
Related URLs: https://www.rou ... k/9781138217546
Funders: Economic and Social Research Council

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