Triggering Earthquakes in Science, Politics and Chinese Hydropower

PhD defence: Louise Lyngfeldt Gorm Hansen 

11 December, 2017; kl. 14-16 at Copenhagen Business School, Kilevej 14A, 2000 Frederiksberg. 

 

Triggering Earthquakes in Science, Politics and Chinese Hydropower

– A controversy study

Drawing together insights from Science and Technology Studies (STS) and contemporary China studies, the thesis conducts a controversy study focusing on the intermingling of political considerations and emerging science in a controversy over whether or not the Zipingpu dam in China’s Sichuan Province caused the magnitude 7.9 Wenchuan Earthquake on May 12th, 2008. An earthquake which ultimately caused the death of more than 90,000 people.

 

Primary Supervisor:

Professor Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard

Department of International Economics and Management

Copenhagen Business School

 

Secondary Supervisors:

Associate Professor Michael Jakobsen

Department of International Economics and Management

Copenhagen Business School

 

Professor Shi Minjun

School of Management

University of Chinese Academy of Science (UCAS)

 

Assessment Committee:

Professor Morten Thanning Vendelø

Department of Organization

Copenhagen Business School

 

Professor Susse Georg

Department of Planning

Aalborg University

 

Professor  Cong Cao

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

University of Nottingham Ningbo, China

 

Thesis:
The thesis will be available from http://openarchive.cbs.dk

 

Reception:
The Doctoral School of Economics and Management will host a reception, which will take place immediately after the defence at the area immediately outside the defence room, 2000 Frederiksberg.