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The Politics of Water Resource Development in India: The Case of Narmada / Edition 1

The Politics of Water Resource Development in India: The Case of Narmada / Edition 1

by John R. Wood


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ISBN-13: 9780761935650
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 05/28/2007
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

John R. Wood is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Political Science, University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver. He taught Comparative Politics with a special focus on India at UBC for 36 years and was Founder/Director of its Centre for India and South Asia Research. Throughout his career, he was involved with the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI) which promotes academic exchange and research collaboration between India and Canada. He served as the Resident Director at SICI’s India Office (New Delhi) between 1973–75, 1989–90 and 2004–06. He was the author of The Politics of Water Resources Development in India—The Narmada Dam Controversy (SAGE, 2007) and co-translator/editor of The Autobiography of Indulal Yagnik (2012).

Table of Contents

Introduction: Wading In
The Politics of Water
India's Water Resources, Major Water Conflicts and Water Policy Development
Narmada: The Beginnings of the Dispute
The Tribunal Goes to Work: The Politics of Inter-State River Water Dispute Resolution
Opposition to Sardar Sarovar: The Rise of Human Rights and Environmental Protectionism
'Step Back and Consider Afresh': The World Bank Independent Review
The Supreme Court Decides: The Judiciary, the Polity and the Resolution of the Narmada Dispute
Alternatives and Complements to Sardar Sarovar: The Paradigm Shift in Indian Water Resource Management
Conclusion: Understanding Water Resource Development Politics in India
References and Select Bibliography
Alternatives and Complements to Sardar Sarovar

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