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Environmental Politics and Theory

Social Environmental Conflicts in Mexico

Resistance to Dispossession and Alternatives from Below

Editors: Tetreault, Darcy, McCulligh, Cindy, Lucio, Carlos (Eds.)

  • Broaches subjects pertinent to critical development studies, Mexican and Latin American studies, political economy, environmental studies, sociology and social anthropology
  • Is one of the first projects on the topic written in English
  • Provides empirical research findings and theoretical discussions oriented to students, academics, and social activists
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What are the political economic conditions that have given rise to increasing numbers of social environmental conflicts in Mexico? Why do these conflicts arise in some local and regional contexts and not in others? How are social environmental movements constructed and sustained? And what are the alternatives? These are the questions that this book seeks to address. It is organized into three parts. The first provides a panoramic view of social environmental conflicts in Mexico and of alternatives that are being constructed from below in rural areas. It also provides an analysis of the recent reforms to open the country’s energy sector to private and foreign investment. The second is comprised of local-level case studies of conflict (and no conflict) in diverse geographic locations and cultural settings, particularly in relation to the construction of wind farms, hydraulic infrastructure, industrial water pollution, and groundwater overdraft. The third explores alternatives from below in the form of community-based ecotourism and traditional mezcal production. A concluding chapter engages comparative and global analysis.

About the authors

Darcy Tetreault is Professor in the Department of Development Studies at the Autonomous University of Zacatecas, Mexico, and Adjunct Professor of International Development Studies at Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, CA.

Cindy McCulligh is Associate Researcher in the Consortium for Research and Dialogue on Local Government (CIDIGLO) at the Center for Research and Advanced Studies in Social Anthropology (CIESAS), Mexico, and an adviser for the Colectivo Ecologista Jalisco, Mexico. ​

Carlos Lucio is Professor Researcher at the Autonomous University of Chapingo, Mexico, at the regional center in Morelia, Michoacán. 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • An Introduction to Social Environmental Conflicts and Alternatives in Mexico

    Tetreault, Darcy (et al.)

    Pages 3-41

  • Energy Privatization and Land Grabbing: The Scope and Contradictions of the Mexican Neoliberal Oil Mega-initiative

    Cypher, James M.

    Pages 43-77

  • Winds of Resistance in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec

    Lucio, Carlos

    Pages 81-107

  • Political Class Formation in Opposition to the Zapotillo Dam

    Tetreault, Darcy (et al.)

    Pages 109-144

  • The Gray Side of Green Growth: Environmental Regulation and the Industrial Pollution of the Santiago River

    McCulligh, Cindy

    Pages 145-182

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eBook £95.50
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-73945-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £119.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-73944-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social Environmental Conflicts in Mexico
Book Subtitle
Resistance to Dispossession and Alternatives from Below
Editors
  • Darcy Tetreault
  • Cindy McCulligh
  • Carlos Lucio
Series Title
Environmental Politics and Theory
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-73945-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-73945-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-73944-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 303
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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