The politics of uncertainty: Knowledge production, power and politics on the Mekong River

This paper explores how uncertainty shapes transboundary water governance. It considers how a politics of uncertainty emerges alongside other political strategies, such as the politics of scale and knowledge, where uncertainty is not only the result of incomplete data and analysis, but can also reflect diverse normative stances, as a part of transboundary hydropolitics. The paper takes as a case study the Xayaburi Dam, a case with a high degree of uncertainty. The paper concludes that the politics of uncertainty holds implications for trans-border environmental justice. Presented at the International Conference on Development and Cooperation of the Mekong Region, 4-5 December 2014, Seoul.

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Document type Conference/workshop proceedings and presentations
Language of document
  • English
Topics
  • Environment and natural resources
  • Water policy and administration
  • Water resources
  • Water rights
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
  • Viet Nam
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Thailand
  • Myanmar
  • China
Copyright Unclear copyright
Version / Edition 1
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Author (individual) Middleton, Carl
Publication date 2014
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Date modified January 13, 2016, 19:55 (UTC)