Call for abstracts: Conflict & cooperation around large-scale hydroelectric projects (due: 30 Mar)

Author: Centre for Global Cooperation Research; University of Duisburg-Essen, Published on: 15 March 2017

Since their inception, large-scale hydroelectric dams have been controversially debated. On the one hand, they represent ideas of climate change mitigation, low-carbon energy production and economic development. On the other hand, they have continuously been at the centre of various political, social and cultural conflicts... Across the globe, there are both striking similarities and interesting differences between the various big dam projects.

This workshop will address a variety of issues around conflict and cooperation in hydroelectric dam projects. It will particularly focus on reflecting on the different conflicts of modernization and transformation that emerge in the context of these large-scale development projects and how these can possibly be addressed. The workshop sets out to do so from a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective...therefore, we welcome contributions [various] disciplinary backgrounds which look at hydroelectric dam projects with a focus on conflict and cooperation in the context of transformation processes.

If you are interested in participating in the workshop, please send an abstract of no more than 500 words to Kristine Avram ([email protected]) by 30/03/2017.

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