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Title New political spaces in Latin American natural resource governance / edited by Håvard Haarstad
Edition First edition
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (x, 265 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Studies of the Americas
Studies of the Americas.
Contents Extracting Justice? Critical themes and challenges in Latin American natural resource governance / Havard 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 / Havard 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, Alvaro Rom̀n and Arnt Fl̜ysand -- 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 / Maria Antonieta Guzm̀n-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 Yasun̕ Park in Ecuador--Chiara Certom̉ and Lucie Greyl -- Extraction as a space of social justice? Commodity production and labor rights in Brazil and Chile / Jewellord T. Nem Singh
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Conservation of natural resources -- Economic aspects -- Latin America.
Conservation of natural resources -- Political aspects -- Latin America.
Economic development -- Latin America.
Environmental policy -- Latin America.
Latin America -- Economic conditions.
Latin America -- Environmental conditions.
Form Electronic book
Author Haarstad, Håvard.
LC no. 2012013311
ISBN 0230340709
1137073721 (electronic bk.)
1299262015 (ebk)
9781137073723 (electronic bk.)
9781299262010 (ebk)