By Rubén I. González Tinoco

Master's Thesis from the yr 2015 within the topic Politics - foreign Politics - sector: center- and South the US, grade: 2.3, college of Erfurt (Willy Brandt university of Public Policy), path: socio-environmental clash, language: English, summary: Latin the United States turned a hotspot for building of infrastructure due the liquidity and financing of the overseas lending marketplace (Velloso, 2014). The sector is construction infrastructure for its destiny - specifically hydroelectric dams - due expanding specifications for electrical energy. in response to Feansile (2006), the development of “hydroelectric dams represents significant investments and significant assets of environmental and social affects” (p.16). the development of hydroelectric dams “lead to displacement of huge neighborhood populations, antagonistic affects on downstream water clients and ecosystems, adjustments answerable for neighborhood assets, and financial dislocations” (Gleick, 1993, p.93). this can suggest conflicts among the dam constructors (government, license organisations and contractors) and native populations (NGOs, electorate, indigenous and competition groups). those disagreements may set off disputes between ethnic or monetary teams, among city and rural populations, and throughout borders (Gleick, 1993). From all this tricky comes the study questions from this thesis:
What are the most important components that impact the emergence of conflicts within the improvement of the chosen hydroelectric mega-projects, Bello Monte in Brazil and Urrá 1 and a pair of in Colombia?
How coping with these elements could lead on to higher choices to intrude socio-environmental conflict?

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