Event Title

Mobilization and Resignation: Argentine Community Responses to the Proposed Garabí and Panambí Hydroelectric Dams

Presenter Information

Carolyn Bennett, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Diamond 343

Start Date

30-4-2015 2:30 PM

End Date

30-4-2015 3:55 PM

Project Type

Presentation- Restricted to Campus Access

Description

The Garab and Panamb dams represent the most current proposal for expansion of hydro-power along the segment of the Uruguay River between Argentina and Brazil. My research investigates how communities along the river in Misiones, Argentina are responding to this plan for hydroelectric development, exploring common concerns about the project as well as manners in which citizen involvement in the issue varies between localities. The study discusses potential factors limiting citizen participation in the anti-dam movement, in spite of widespread preoccupation about the social and environmental impacts caused the dams. Specifically, this thesis analyzes how widespread lack of engagement among the river populations and the structure and the strategies of the prominent provincial civil society organization, La Mesa Provincial No a las Represas, present barriers to greater community mobilization.

Faculty Sponsor

Patrice Franko

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Global Studies Program

CLAS Field of Study

Interdisciplinary Studies

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

1240

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Apr 30th, 2:30 PM Apr 30th, 3:55 PM

Mobilization and Resignation: Argentine Community Responses to the Proposed Garabí and Panambí Hydroelectric Dams

Diamond 343

The Garab and Panamb dams represent the most current proposal for expansion of hydro-power along the segment of the Uruguay River between Argentina and Brazil. My research investigates how communities along the river in Misiones, Argentina are responding to this plan for hydroelectric development, exploring common concerns about the project as well as manners in which citizen involvement in the issue varies between localities. The study discusses potential factors limiting citizen participation in the anti-dam movement, in spite of widespread preoccupation about the social and environmental impacts caused the dams. Specifically, this thesis analyzes how widespread lack of engagement among the river populations and the structure and the strategies of the prominent provincial civil society organization, La Mesa Provincial No a las Represas, present barriers to greater community mobilization.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2015/program/433