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Palgrave Macmillan

New Political Spaces in Latin American Natural Resource Governance

ISBN 9781137073723
Publication Date October 2012
Formats Ebook (PDF) Ebook (EPUB) Hardcover 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Studies of the Americas

Extracting Justice takes a fresh look at an essential theme for Latin America's social and economic development - how natural resources are governed and struggled over. It explores the argument that, in order for natural resource extraction to respond to the broader needs of society, natural resource governance has to accommodate the three dimensions of justice - redistribution, recognition and representation - reasonably well.This means that there have to be democratic and participatory mechanisms - or political spaces - in order for civil society to be able to influence the ways in which resources are governed. Case studies written by geographers, sociologists, political scientists and economists, focusing on different sectors and countries, will provide empirical detail and contribute to the overall conclusions. In this way the book will be of interest to social scientists, students and policy makers interested in the connections between natural resources, politics and development.

Håvard Haarstad is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Geography of the University of Bergen in Norway.

Extracting Justice? Critical themes and challenges in Latin American natural resource governance—Håvard Haarstad
Post-what? Extractive industries, narratives of development and socio-environmental disputes across the (ostensibly changing) Andean region —Denise Humphreys Bebbington and Anthony Bebbington
More than Beads and Feathers: Resource Extraction and the Indigenous Challenge in Latin America—John-Andrew McNeish
REDD Gold in Latin America: Blessing or Curse?—Anthony Hall
Extraction, regional integration and the enduring problem of local political spaces—Håvard Haarstad and Cecilia Campero
Resource extraction and local justice in Chile: Conflicts over the commodification of spaces and the sustainable development of places—Jonathan Barton, Álvaro Román and Arnt Fløysand
Territorializing resource conflicts in 'post-neoliberal' Bolivia: Hydrocarbon development and indigenous land titling in TCO Itika Guasu—Penelope Anthias
The governing of extraction, oil enclaves and indigenous responses in the Ecuadorian Amazon—María Antonieta Guzmán-Gallegos
Oil spills, contamination and unruly engagements with indigenous peoples in the Peruvian Amazon—Tami Okamoto and Esben Leifsen
Non-extractive policies as a path to environmental justice? The case of the Yasuní Park in Ecuador—Chiara Certomà and Lucie Greyl
Extraction as a space of social justice? Commodity production and labor rights in Brazil and Chile—Jewellord T. Nem Singh


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