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Title: The Mekong river as a Transboundary Commons: The Spaces of Territoriality and Socionatures in Chiang Khong, Thailand
Authors: YONG MING LI
Keywords: Mekong River, common-pool resources, territoriality, socionature, transboundary
Issue Date: 21-Jan-2013
Source: YONG MING LI (2013-01-21). The Mekong river as a Transboundary Commons: The Spaces of Territoriality and Socionatures in Chiang Khong, Thailand. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The local communities of Chiang Khong, Thailand have engaged in an environmental movement resisting large scale navigational and hydropower development on the Mekong River. The ways in which the Mekong River transboundary commons has been produced, perceived, and experienced by the local communities of Chiang Khong can be examined in terms of how territoriality and socionatures co-produce the sociophysical spaces of the commons. Territoriality and socionatures draw together complex configurations between nature?s materiality, cultural and ecological histories, historical-geographical relationships and material practices, and the political economy, producing the challenges facing the management of the commons. Through such a perspective, the transboundary commons of the Mekong River is shown as more than a space of contestation faced with an inevitable `tragedy? of the commons. It is an open and relational space that could facilitate cooperation and produce alternative, sustainable development trajectories for those whose lives are inextricably intertwined with it.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/37837
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