This book describes the social history of the events surrounding the construction of the Bayano Dam and its aftermath in Eastern Panama. It clarifies the local level consequences, national motives, and the international economic framework that shaped the Bayano Dam project.
1. Introduction: The Bayano Hydroelectric Complex 2. Economic Development Processes in Panama: The Historical Context Panama and Its Geographic Destiny 3. Settlement Patterns in the Bayano Before the Dam 4. Electrification in Panama and the Construction or the Bayano Hydroelectric Complex 5. Resettlement and Adjustment Problems 6. Changes in Economic Patterns After the Dam 7. Social and Political Consequences: The Kuna 8. Social and Political Consequences: The Ember' and Colonists 9. Regional Patterns of Stratification 10. Conclusion