Environmental Justice Movements in Globalizing Networks: A Critical Discussion on Social Resistance against Large Dams.

E. Shah*, J.M.C. Vos, G.J.A. Veldwisch, R.A. Boelens, B. Duarte-Abadia

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Abstract

We examine the social resistance against large dams as environmental justice movements in four case studies - the Sardar Sarovar Project from India, the Hidrosogamoso from Colombia, the ‘new water culture’ movement in Spain, and the Lesotho Highlands Project from Lesotho - with diverse social, political and environmental contexts. We discuss three broad issues. First, the nature of the involvement of civil society and metropolitan intelligentsia in leadership roles. Second, how cross-class and multi-sectoral alliances have been forged between the local and the global. And third, how the notion of environmental justice in relation to social justice is adopted in these movements.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1008-1032
JournalThe Journal of Peasant Studies
Volume48
Issue number5
Early online date25 Nov 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Environmental justice
  • large dams
  • protest movement against large dams
  • social movements

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