Conflict Resolution of the Boruca Hydro-Energy Project: Renewable Energy Production in Costa Rica

Conflict Resolution of the Boruca Hydro-Energy Project: Renewable Energy Production in Costa Rica


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ISBN-13: 9781441174161
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 12/22/2011
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Warren Haffar is Associate Dean for Internationalization and Director of the International Peace and Conflict Resolution Master's Program at Arcadia University (PA).

Jurgen Carls serves as Government Advisor to the Ministry of Agriculture in Lisbon, Portugal and freelance consultant to the FAO. He is Special Advisor for the UN-mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica. He also lectures on sustainable development at the Humboldt University of Berlin.

Lauren E. Jones is a Barrister & Solicitor in Ontario, Canada. She has recently published a chapter titled “Kill or be Killed: the plight of child soldiers in Africa” in Victimology in South Africa (2013) edited by Robert Peacock and published in Pretoria, South Africa.

Table of Contents

ForewordList of AbbreviationsCHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION1. The Boruca Project as Case Study2. Stakeholders Analysis of the Systems, Institutions and Actors of the Region Assessment of the Attitudes and Actions of Primary Actors General Observations Conclusion3. Traditional Approaches to Development: Theory and Practice 4. Rethinking Project Design using Mediation and Conflict Resolution CHAPTER 2 ENERGY PRODUCTION AND NEEDS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES1. Current Situation in Latin America 2. Analysis about the Energy Sector in Costa Rica CHAPTER 3. ANALYSIS: HYDRO-PROJECT BORUCA, COSTA RICA1. History of the Project 2. Legal Framework and Policies 3. Human Rights4. Stakeholders 5. Socio-Cultural and Economic Aspects 6. Ecological and Environmental Impacts 7. Violence and Conflict Resolution 8. Conclusions about the Boruca Dam 9. Project El Diquís CHAPTER 4. RETHINKING PROJECT DESIGN1. Renewable Resources as a Key to Sustainable Development 2. Economic Sustainability 3. Social Sustainability4. Overcoming Barriers to the Implementation of the Sustainable Power Projects in Costa Rica5. Participation of Stakeholders 6. Consultation/Mediation and Conflict Resolution7. Monitoring and EvaluationCHAPTER 5. REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT IMPLICATIONS IN THE SOUTH OF COSTA RICA1. Development Aspects for the Regional Indigenous Reserves in the South of Costa Rica2. Regional Development of the Indigenous ReservesCHAPTER 6 CONCLUSIONS ON MAIN THEMES AND ISSUES1. Energy Needs and Production is increasing in the Region2. Conflict Resolution of the Boruca Hydroelectricity Dam is possible3. Alternative Energy Options are feasible in Costa Rica 4. Regional Indigenous Development Opportunities in the south of Costa Rica existBibliography

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