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What Makes a Megaproject?

A Review of Global Hydropower Assemblages

Grant M. Gutierrez, Sarah Kelly, Joshua J. Cousins, and Christopher Sneddon

Introduction: Mega-Transformations of Hydropower Few would question that early hydropower development represents a quintessential type of megaproject. Traditionally, a megaproject signified a massive, singular unit requiring extensive material

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Ståle Knudsen, Ingrid Birce Müftüoğlu, and Isabelle Hugøy

2006 ( Nilsen and Thue 2006: 397 ). Building on a strong tradition in hydropower in Norway, Statkraft is now considered Europe's largest renewable energy corporation and has operations in Asia and South America as well. The international expansion of

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Denielle M. Perry and Kate A. Berry

and the regional leader in energy production. Costa Rica’s economic and social development success stands out as an anomaly in the Central American equation. Much of the country’s success is attributable to its “hydropower capital.” Water in rivers

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Meshworks and the Making of Climate Places in the European Alps

A Framework for Ethnographic Research on the Perceptions of Climate Change

Sophie Elixhauser, Stefan Böschen, and Katrin Vogel

villages and hamlets with a total sum of a little over two thousand inhabitants. People earn their livings from tourism, the crafts industry, and agriculture, as well as energy production through hydropower. A few years ago, as a result of increasing media

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Contemporary Megaprojects

An Introduction

Seth Schindler, Simin Fadaee, and Dan Brockington

attention to processes of becoming in these projects and the ways people experience them on the ground. Grant Gutierrez and colleagues argue hydropower projects should be understood not as singular infrastructure projects but instead as global assemblages

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Witnessing the Unseen

Extinction, Spirits, and Anthropological Responsibility

Liana Chua

within and beyond Indonesia have been protesting against a planned hydropower project in the Batang Toru forest, which poses a specific conservation problem. This forest is home to a species of orangutan – Pongo tapanuliensis , a.k.a. the Tapanuli

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Bringing the state back in

Corporate social responsibility and the paradoxes of Norwegian state capitalism in the international energy sector

Ståle Knudsen, Dinah Rajak, Siri Lange, and Isabelle Hugøy

the development of the Norwegian oil and gas corporation Equinor and the hydropower corporation Statkraft and their respective relations with the state. It is conventional wisdom and theoretical assumption that the Nordic model informs a better kind

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Richard Meissner and Jeroen Warner

) to persuade states not to construct such infrastructure. In the 1990s, several hydropower projects around the world became controversial partly because of interest groups resisting their construction, including the Narmada in India, Arun in Nepal, the

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Carceral Repair

Methane Extraction in Lake Kivu, Rwanda

Kristin Doughty

had grown to 208 megawatts, with 60 per cent from hydropower, the rest from methane, diesel engines and, to a much smaller extent, peat and solar (interview, Director of Generation at National Electricity Control Centre, October 2017). The government

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Egor Antonov and Venera Antonova

Translator : Tatiana Argounova-Low

(Viliuiskaia hydropower station); scholars Nikolai Cherskii and Yuri Shafer; the writers Semen and Sofron Danilov’s, Ivan Gogolev, and Semen Kurilov; the artists Afanasii Munkhalov and Afanasii Osipov; the singers Anegina Il’ina, Matvei Lobanov, Ivan Stepanov