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“Learning it the Hard Way”: Social safeguards norms in Chinese-led dam projects in Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia

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Chinese dam developers claim to construct at least every second dam worldwide. However, scholarly literature comprehensively investigating the social safeguard norms in these projects is rare. This paper analyses social safeguard norms in Chinese-led dam projects in Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia, hotspots of Chinese-led dam construction. We find that social safeguard norms adopted have significantly changed in the past 15 years. While Chinese dam developers claimed to adopt standards of the host...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1016/j.enpol.2016.12.058

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE; Geography
Matthews, N More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE; Geography
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & International Relations
Oxford college:
St Antonys College
Friedrich Naumann Foundation More from this funder
Programme on Modern Burmese Studies at St Antony's College More from this funder
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Energy Policy Journal website
Volume:
102
Pages:
529-539
Publication date:
2017-01-07
Acceptance date:
2016-12-31
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EISSN:
1873-6777
ISSN:
0301-4215
Pubs id:
pubs:673214
URN:
uri:3088a658-9d6a-4912-ab05-2182514974e1
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uuid:3088a658-9d6a-4912-ab05-2182514974e1
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pubs:673214

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