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Voices from the Margin: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Northeast Thailand: Pak Mun Dam

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  • Katie Jenkins
  • Lyndia McGauhey
  • Wesley Mills
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    The protests against the Pak Mun Dam are amongst the longest running in the world. The dam is also one of the most studied, in part because it had all the features of a failed development policy: no participation of local people in the decision making process, a flawed Environmental Impact Assessment, government misinformation, construction carried out in the shadow of martial law, careless World Bank oversight, ill-conceived mitigation plans, and the destruction of an entire river ecosystem upon which river communities depended. [IRN report]. URL:[http://www.internationalrivers.org/files/Pak%20Mun%20Report%20CIEE%20English%20smallfile.pdf].

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    Paper provided by eSocialSciences in its series Working Papers with number id:4933.

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    Date of creation: Apr 2012
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    Keywords: Economic; Social and Cultural Rights; Northeast Thailand; Pak Mun Dam; villagers’ voices; people’s movement; dam; ecological damage; traditionally close family structures; cities; work; rights to food; work; and culture; resources; marginalized; HIV/AIDS; urban slums;

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