Since the 1960s, indigenous groups in Panama have been fighting to maintain their land and ways of life against the growing threat and reality of national development. This study uses the Barro Blanco Hydroelectric Power Project as a case study to examine the consequences of development and the ultimate role that development plays in indigenous marginalization and assimilation. Data was collected through interview, participatory observation, and outside research over the course of a three week period. Findings include the role the government, legislation, and the public have played in this fight.
Environmental Indicators and Impact Assessment | Family, Life Course, and Society | Growth and Development | Inequality and Stratification | Oil, Gas, and Energy | Place and Environment
Evans, Katharine, "Tabasará Libre: A Case Study of Development and Indigenous Rights" (2014). Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection. Paper 1875.
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