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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Legal plurality : an analysis of power interplay in Mekong hydropower

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SUHARDIMAN D. (1) ; GIORDANO M. (2) ;
(1) International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Vientiane, LAO, REPUBLIQUE DEMOCRATIQUE POPULAIRE
(2) Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Univ., Georgetown, ETATS-UNIS

Abstract

This article analyzes how the interplay of the power structures shapes the dynamics of natural resource management in one of the world's fastest changing transboundary basins, the Mekong. Taking the Lao People's Democratic Republic as a case study, it highlights the existing inconsistency and institutional discrepancies in land, water, and environmental policy related to hydropower and illustrate how they are manifested in multiple decision-making frameworks and overlapping legal orders. The resulting legal plurality reveals the inherently contested terrain of hydropower but, more important, it illustrates how the central state has been able to use contradictory mandates and interests to further its goals

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Annals of the Association of American Geographers / ISSN 0004-5608 / CODEN AAAGAK

Editor : Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC - ETATS-UNIS (1911)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 104, no5 [pp. 973-988]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 5096

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1080/00045608.2014.925306

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