top of page

Knowing the Salween River: Resource Politics of a Contested Transboundary River

Inside this Book

If you make use of this material, you may credit the authors as follows:

Middleton Carl and Lamb Vanessa (Editors), "Knowing the Salween River: Resource Politics of a Contested Transboundary River", Springer Nature, 2019, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-77440-4, License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

This open access book focuses on the Salween River, shared by China, Myanmar, and Thailand, that is increasingly at the heart of pressing regional development debates. The basin supports the livelihoods of over 10 million people, and within it there is great socio-economic, cultural and political diversity. The basin is witnessing intensifying dynamics of resource extraction, alongside large dam construction, conservation and development intervention, that is unfolding within a complex terrain of local, national and transnational governance. With a focus on the contested politics of water and associated resources in the Salween basin, this book offers a collection of empirical case studies that highlights local knowledge and perspectives. Given the paucity of grounded social science studies in this contested basin, this book provides conceptual insights at the intersection of resource governance, development, and politics of knowledge relevant to researchers, policy-makers and practitioners at a time when rapid change is underway. - Fills a significant knowledge gap on a major river in Southeast Asia, with empirical and conceptual contributions - Inter-disciplinary perspective and by a range of writers, including academics, policy-makers and civil society researchers, the majority from within Southeast Asia - New policy insights on a river at the cross-roads of a major political and development transition ;

Keywords

Geography, Environmental Geography, Environmental Management, Hydrology, Industrial Management—environmental Aspects, Political Sociology

Rights | License

Except where otherwise noted, this item has been published under the following license:

Takedown policy

If you believe that this publication infringes copyright, please contact us at info@jecasa-ltd.com and provide relevant details so that we can investigate your claim.

bottom of page