Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Politics and International Relations
Nancy Neiman Auerbach
© 2013 Emily E. Jones
Understanding how these networks and opportunities formed and the effect of these relationships on social movements and global politics is crucial for the future of the dam resistance movement. I hypothesize that the formation of networks and the larger role of civil society in decision-making has altered institutional decision-making, thus allowing for the development of new counter-hegemonic ideas of development and methods of organizing. Through a broad analysis of the dam resistance movement and specific dam resistance campaigns, this thesis examines how and under what circumstances transnational networks provide new opportunities for participation and greater influence over national policy and multilateral institutions. I will seek to answer the questions - how do anti-dam advocacy networks affect national and international policy and under what conditions are these networks successful?
Jovais, Emily E., "Transnational Resistance Against Large Dams: States, Social Movements, and Struggles for Democracy" (2013). Scripps Senior Theses. 201.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.