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Contemporary Megaprojects: Organization, Vision, and Resistance in the 21st Century

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Contemporary Megaprojects

Organization, Vision, and Resistance in the 21st Century

Edited by Seth Schindler, Simin Fadaee, and Dan Brockington

180 pages, 13 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80073-151-6 $120.00/£89.00 Hb Not Yet Published (August 2021)

ISBN  978-1-80073-152-3 $27.95/£22.95 Pb Not Yet Published (August 2021)

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Contemporary megaprojects have evolved from the discreet, modernist projects undertaken in the past by centralized authorities to encompass everything from large-scale construction to space exploration. Contemporary Megaprojects explores how these projects have been impacted by cutting-edge technology, the private sector, and the processes of decentralization and dematerialization. With case studies ranging from mega-plantations in Southeast Asia to ocean mapping to sports events, the contributions in this collected volume demonstrate the increasing ambition and pervasiveness of these projects, as well as their significant impact on both society and the environment.

Seth Schindler is Senior Lecturer in Urban Development and Transformation in the Global Development Institute at the University of Manchester. He previously coordinated the MA in Global Studies at Humboldt University of Berlin.

Simin Fadaee is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Manchester. She is the author of Social Movements in Iran: Environmentalism and Civil Society (Routledge 2012) and the editor of Understanding Southern Social Movements (Routledge 2016). She is a co-editor of the journal Sociology and serves as a board member of the Research Committee on Social Classes and Social Movements (RC47) of the International Sociological Association (ISA).

Dan Brockington is Director of the Sheffield Institute of International Development at the University of Sheffield. His books include Fortress Conservation, Nature Unbound (Routledge, 2008), Celebrity Advocacy and International Development (Routledge, 2014), and The Anthology of Conservation NBOs (Palgrave, 2018).

Subject: Environmental Studies (General) Cultural Studies (General)


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