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Author Torres Wong, Marcela, author.

Title Natural resources, extraction and indigenous rights in Latin America : exploring the boundaries of environmental and state-corporate crime in Bolivia, Peru, and Mexico / Marcela Torres Wong
Edition 1st
Published London : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (163 pages) : illustrations (black and white)
Series Crimes of the powerful
Crimes of the powerful (London, England)
Contents Introduction -- 1.What do indigenous people want? -- 2. Ecological defense or bargaining over indigenous lands? -- 3. Rights do not matter, political power does -- 4. There is nothing to consult here! -- 5. Prior consultation and the expansion of extractivism -- 6. Conclusions -- Index
Summary In 1989, the International Labor Organization stated that all indigenous peoples living in the postcolonial world were entitled to the right to prior consultation, over activities that could potentially impact their territories and traditional livelihoods. However, in many cases the economic importance of industries such as mining and oil condition the way that governments implement the right to prior consultation. This book explores extractive conflicts between indigenous populations, the government and oil and mining companies in Latin America, namely Mexico, Peru and Bolivia. Building on two years of research and drawing on the state-corporate and environmental crime literatures, this book examines the legal, extralegal, illegal as well as political strategies used by the state and extractive companies to avoid undesired results produced by the legalization of the right to prior consultation. It examines the ways in which prior consultation is utilized by powerful indigenous actors to negotiate economic resources with the state and extractive companies, while also showing the ways in which weaker indigenous groups are incapable of engaging in prior consultations in a meaningful way and are therefore left at the mercy of negative ecological impacts. It demonstrates how social mobilization--not prior consultation--is the most effective strategyin preventingextraction from moving forward within ecologically fragile indigenous territories
Notes Introduction 1.What do indigenous people want? 2. Ecological defense or bargaining over indigenous lands? 3. Rights do not matter, political power does 4. There is nothing to consult here! 5. Prior consultation and the expansion of extractivism 6. Conclusions Index
Subject Corporations -- Corrupt practices -- Latin America
Indigenous peoples -- Civil rights -- Latin America
Mining law -- Latin America
Natural resources -- Latin America.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Natural Resource Extraction.
Corporations -- Corrupt practices.
Indigenous peoples -- Civil rights.
Mining law.
Natural resources.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Indigenous Studies.
Latin America.
Form Electronic book
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