Chinese Hydropower Development in Africa and Asia : Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Global Dam-Building, Paperback / softback Book

Chinese Hydropower Development in Africa and Asia : Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Global Dam-Building Paperback / softback

Edited by Giuseppina (School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, UK) Siciliano, Frauke Urban

Part of the Routledge Explorations in Development Studies series

Description

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.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 174 pages, 18 Line drawings, black and white; 3 Halftones, black and white; 16 Tables, black and whi
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Development studies
  • ISBN: 9780367333102

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