Strategies of Successful Anti-Dam Movements: Evidence from Myanmar and Thailand

  title={Strategies of Successful Anti-Dam Movements: Evidence from Myanmar and Thailand},
  author={Julian Kirchherr},
  journal={Society \& Natural Resources},
  pages={166 - 182}
  • J. Kirchherr
  • Published 1 February 2018
  • Sociology
  • Society & Natural Resources
ABSTRACT Scholars are rarely able to examine anti-dam movements that result in project suspensions or cancellations since these cases are rare empirically. Yet, they are central to understanding how anti-dam movements can succeed. This paper analyzes the movements against Myanmar’s Myitsone Dam and Thailand’s Kaeng Suea Ten Dam. Likely the most successful anti-dam movements in Southeast Asia in recent years, they achieved suspension over 6 and 37 years, respectively. The research is based on 60… 
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