ABSTRACT This article provides a historical investigation on river management in urban Taiwan. It demonstrates the application of actor network theory (ANT) on the long-term development and evolution of river management network through a case study of the Keelung River in Taipei Basin. The study considers the formation of the actors’ world of the Keelung River and the way the actors have affected flood drainage and the supply of land in the region. River management and induced disasters in the Basin are explored. Strengths and weaknesses of the ANT are also discussed.
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