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Mapping the social impacts of ‘Damocles Projects’: The case of Thailand's (as yet unbuilt) Kaeng Suea Ten dam

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Academic research on dams' social impacts traditionally focuses on ex‐post resettlement impacts. We explore a specific subset of ex‐ante resettlement impacts in this paper: ‘Damocles projects’, whose implementation is still uncertain. Our case study is Thailand's Kaeng Suea Ten Dam whose implementation has been uncertain for 36 years. We find the cultural life of the communities studied has been significantly shaped by the looming construction of the dam. Furthermore, most villagers report ex...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1002/jid.3246

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Oxford, SSD, SOGE
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Oxford, SSD, Political & Int Relations
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of International Development Journal website
Volume:
30
Issue:
3
Pages:
474-492
Publication date:
2016-09-28
Acceptance date:
2016-08-30
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ISSN:
1099-1328
Pubs id:
pubs:647867
URN:
uri:c4d6d807-54e2-416f-8058-3c9d66df90c4
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uuid:c4d6d807-54e2-416f-8058-3c9d66df90c4
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pubs:647867

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