New paper publication on hydropower anti-politics
New paper publication on hydropower anti-politics “Hydropower, Anti-Politics, and the Opening of New Political Spaces in the Eastern Himalayas” is the freshly published paper by ENTITLE fellow Amelie Huber and Deepa Joshi. Featuring in the latest issue of the journal World Development, the paper highlights how depoliticizing and coercive governance practices in the region of Sikkim (India), aimed at restricting public contestation of hydropower projects. However, they were faced with the unprecedented voice and agency of the affected communities. The findings indicate how anti-politics in the governance of large dam development is prone to backfire, as it did in the case of Sikim, via processes of politicization and democratization “from below”.