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The Resource Mega-dams and indigenous human rights, Itzchak Kornfeld (Ph.D., consultant and former professor of environmental law and hydrologist)

Mega-dams and indigenous human rights, Itzchak Kornfeld (Ph.D., consultant and former professor of environmental law and hydrologist)

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Mega-dams and indigenous human rights
Title
Mega-dams and indigenous human rights
Statement of responsibility
Itzchak Kornfeld (Ph.D., consultant and former professor of environmental law and hydrologist)
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This original and insightful book explores and examines the impact that building mega-dams has on the human rights of those living in surrounding areas, and in particular those of indigenous peoples who are often most affected. It demonstrates the many ways in which human rights are violated by governments and other institutions in relation to large dam projects, and the wider effect this can have on these regions. Compiling case studies from around the world, Itzchak Kornfeld provides clear examples of how human rights violations are perpetrated and compounded, as the construction of and flooding that results from these dams destroys livelihoods, cultural legacies and the local ecology, and promises of resettlement from governments are routinely broken. With chapters examining historical, recent and ongoing dam projects, the book also highlights the involvement of development banks and their failure to respect even their own policies in relation to issues such as environmental impact assessments. This incisive book will be valuable to lawyers, political scientists, and other professionals working in the area of human rights, as well as academics and students. It will also be of interest to those working for government agencies, international organisations, and others involved in dam construction and similar large-scale projects"--
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Kornfeld, Itzchak
Index
index present
LC call number
K3247
LC item number
.K67 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Edward Elgar Publishing
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  • Indigenous peoples
  • Dams
  • Human rights
  • Dams
Label
Mega-dams and indigenous human rights, Itzchak Kornfeld (Ph.D., consultant and former professor of environmental law and hydrologist)
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents: Preface and acknowledgements -- 1. The twentieth century: dams and the epic struggle to control nature -- 2. America and the age of dams -- 3. A brief survey of human rights law -- 4. Funding mega-dams: the multilateral banks -- 5. The Yacyretá dam: adiós to paradise and the destruction of human rights -- 6. Dark lessons from the Senegal River -- 7. The Southeastern Anatolia Project (GAP): The loss of cultural heritage -- 8. The Narmada Dam, India: the courage of tribals -- 9. Zambia's Kariba Dam -- 10. The Xayaburi Dam on the Mekong River -- 11. The Oldman Dam, Alberta, Canada -- Epilogue -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (264 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781786435491
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DLC)21225181
  • (DLC)2019951851
Label
Mega-dams and indigenous human rights, Itzchak Kornfeld (Ph.D., consultant and former professor of environmental law and hydrologist)
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents: Preface and acknowledgements -- 1. The twentieth century: dams and the epic struggle to control nature -- 2. America and the age of dams -- 3. A brief survey of human rights law -- 4. Funding mega-dams: the multilateral banks -- 5. The Yacyretá dam: adiós to paradise and the destruction of human rights -- 6. Dark lessons from the Senegal River -- 7. The Southeastern Anatolia Project (GAP): The loss of cultural heritage -- 8. The Narmada Dam, India: the courage of tribals -- 9. Zambia's Kariba Dam -- 10. The Xayaburi Dam on the Mekong River -- 11. The Oldman Dam, Alberta, Canada -- Epilogue -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (264 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781786435491
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DLC)21225181
  • (DLC)2019951851

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