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Development, Justice and Citizenship

Contested Extractivism, Society and the State

Struggles over Mining and Land

Editors: Engels, Bettina, Dietz, Kristina (Eds.)

    • Analyses how far, and in which ways, resource struggles are shaped by, and have an impact on, state-society relations
    • Empirically explore recent struggles over large-scale land use changes
    • Provokes debate about the interdependencies of extractivism, contestation and state-society relations

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About this book

This book empirically discusses recent struggles over land and mining, exploring state-society relations conflicts on various scales. In contrast with the existing literature, analyses in this volume deliberately focus on large-scale land use changes both in relation to the expansion of industrial mining and to agro-industry. The authors contend that there are significant parallels between contestations over different variants of resource extractivism, as they reflect the same global trends and processes. Chapters draw on critical theoretical approaches from political ecology, political economy, spatial theory, contentious politics, and the study of democracy. The authors not only provide empirical insights on actual resource struggles from different world regions based on in-depth field research, but also contribute to theory-building by linking concepts from various critical approaches to one another, developing a perspective for analysing struggles over resources related to current global crisis phenomena.

About the authors

Bettina Engels is Junior Professor for Conflict and African Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. Together with Kristina Dietz, she is head of the junior research group ‘Global Change – Local Conflicts?’. Her research focuses on conflict over land and resources, spatial and action theory, and resistance, urban protest, and social movements in Africa.

Kristina Dietz is head of the junior research group ‘Global Change – Local Conflicts? conflicts over land in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa in the context of interdependent transformation processes’ at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. Her research and teaching focus on political ecology, conflicts over land and resources in Latin America, climate and energy policy, spatial and democracy theory.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Contested Extractivism, Society and the State: An Introduction

    Dietz, Kristina (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

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  • Reimagining Extractivism: Insights from Spatial Theory

    Martín, Facundo

    Pages 21-44

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  • Beyond Curse and Blessing: Rentier Society in Venezuela

    Peters, Stefan

    Pages 45-68

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  • Ghana – Big Man, Big Envelope, Finish: Chinese Corporate Exploitation in Small-Scale Mining

    Crawford, Gordon (et al.)

    Pages 69-99

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  • Small-Scale Gold Mining and the State in the Philippines

    Verbrugge, Boris

    Pages 101-125

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eBook 101,14 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-58811-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover 124,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-58810-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contested Extractivism, Society and the State
Book Subtitle
Struggles over Mining and Land
Editors
  • Bettina Engels
  • Kristina Dietz
Series Title
Development, Justice and Citizenship
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-58811-1
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-58811-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-58810-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 273
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
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