This chapter analyzes models of hydroelectric-led development, how policy unfolds, and why politics took over, demonstrating fragilities attendant to hydrostates. To understand how energy policy gets worked out, the chapter traces visionary stances on Itaipú and political-economic futures in light of the Joint Declaration's opening and what happened instead. It explores how hydroelectric-led development in the twenty-first century reimagined hydrodollars. Hydrodollars may be thought of as economic growth and industry and commerce powered by hydroelectricity, government liquidity through energy rent capture, and increased capital circulation within a country because of the spending of rent and wages. Hydrodollar dynamics dominate within Paraguay because industry and commerce are supplied by hydroelectricity.
Princeton Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.
To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.