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Hydropolitics: The Itaipu Dam, Sovereignty, and the Engineering of Modern South America

Christine Folch

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691186603
eISBN:
9780691197524
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691186603.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book is a ground-breaking investigation of the world's largest power plant and the ways the energy we use shapes politics and economics. Itaipu Binational Hydroelectric Dam straddles the Paraná ... More


The Role of the Political Branches: Negotiating Federalism

Erin Ryan

in Federalism and the Tug of War Within

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199737987
eISBN:
9780199918652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737987.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Chapter Eight summarizes the federalism safeguards debate, considers the role of negotiated governance, and highlights potential contributions from the academic negotiation literature. Most ... More


Scale, Risk, and Construction Cost Overruns for Electricity Infrastructure: Governance and Policy Implications

Benjamin K. Sovacool, Autumn Proudlove, and Nathaniel Green

in The Governance of Infrastructure

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198787310
eISBN:
9780191829369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787310.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter focuses on a topic of growing importance to infrastructure governance: cost overruns, when a project ends up exceeding its anticipated budget. The chapter presents the results of a ... More


Where Five Rivers Meet: The Far Western Waters of Kentucky

Susan P. Hendricks

in Water in Kentucky: Natural History, Communities, and Conservation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813168685
eISBN:
9780813169941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168685.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The convergence of five river systems in far western Kentucky significantly influenced the progress of human settlement and activity over the past several thousand years in the area now known as the ... More


Notes from the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center

John Seibert Farnsworth

in Nature beyond Solitude: Notes from the Field

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501747281
eISBN:
9781501747298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747281.003.0005
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This chapter presents the author's field notes from the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center. The center was built as mitigation for the environmental harm caused by the hydroelectric dam ... More


Environmental Justice: The Mercury Connection

Jerome Nriagu, Niladri Basu, and Simone Charles

in Mercury in the Environment: Pattern and Process

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271630
eISBN:
9780520951396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271630.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

For many communities, exposure to mercury through fish consumption is an exemplary case of environmental injustice. Groups that rely on fishing for food, cultural identity, spiritual wellbeing, or ... More


Coda

Kate Pride Brown

in Saving the Sacred Sea: The Power of Civil Society in an Age of Authoritarianism and Globalization

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190660949
eISBN:
9780190660987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190660949.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

The coda brings readers up to date with developments around Lake Baikal since the study upon which the book is based was completed (2013–2017). The coda discusses the closing of the Baikalsk Pulp and ... More


Nature beyond Solitude: Notes from the Field

John Seibert Farnsworth

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501747281
eISBN:
9781501747298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747281.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

The field notes taken for this book are not only about nature, but from nature as well. The book lets the reader peer over the author'shoulder as he takes his notes. The reader follows him to a ... More


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