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Transnational corporations and transnational civil society

| By L. Hinojosa V. and A. Bebbington | Published in The Rise and Fall of Neoliberalism: The Collapse of an Economic Order? Edited by K. Birch and V. Mykhnenko. London: Zed. | | Full text (PDF) | Excerpt: At the time of writing (June 2009) the Peruvian government was in the midst of its worst political […]

Extractive industries and stunted states: conflict, responsibility and institutional change in the Andes

| By Anthony Bebbington | Published in Corporate Social Responsibility: Discourses, Practices and Perspectives, pp. 97-115. Edited by R. Raman. London: Palgrave MacMillan. | | Full text (PDF) | Excerpt: In this chapter I reflect on ways of interpreting programmes of corporate social responsibility in the extractive industries sector. By extractive industries I am referring to economic […]

Decentring poverty, reworking government: movements and states in the government of poverty

| By A Bebbington, D. Mitlin, J. Mogaladi, M. Scurrah, C. Bielich | Published in Journal of Development Studies 46(7):1304-1326 |  | Full text | Abstract: The significance of social movements for pro-poor political and social change is widely acknowledged. Poverty reduction has assumed increasing significance within development debates, discourses and programmes – how do social movement […]

La Nueva Extracción: ¿Se re-escribe la ecología política de los Andes?

| Por Anthony Bebbington | Publicado en Umbrales vol. 20: 285-306 (Universidad Mayor San Andres, Bolivia) | Resumen: Los países andino-amazónicos viven un período de expansión de las industrias extractivas, reflejando procesos mundiales y regionales además de políticas nacionales. No obstante las diferencias entre los proyectos políticos de los gobiernos andino-amazónicos, sus políticas frente al sector extractivo […]

Extracción, territorio e inequidades: El gas en el Chaco boliviano

| PorHumphreys Bebbington, D. y Bebbington, A. | Ecuador Debate, vol. 79: 83-104 | | View in English | Resumen: La extracción del gas en el chaco boliviano permite analizar el conjunto de relaciones que se establecen entre la extracción, el territorio y la desigualdad. La actividad hidrocarburífera produce relaciones conflictivas entre el Estado, las empresas transnacionales, las […]

Extraction, territory and inequalities: gas in the Bolivian Chaco

| By D. Humphreys Bebbington and A. Bebbington | Published in Canadian Journal of Development Studies, 30(1-2): 259-280 | | Full text (PDF) | Lea en español | Abstracts: Conflicts over extractive industry have emerged as one of the most visible and potentially explosive terrains forstruggles over distribution, territory, and inequality in the Andes. We explore […]

Social Movements and Poverty in Developing Countries

| By Anthony Bebbington | UNRISD Civil Society and Social Movements Programme Paper Number 32, October 2010.  United Nations Research Institute for Social Development: Geneva | | Official website and full text | Summary: Poverty and inequality are both products and producers of the prevailing relationships of power in a society. By many definitions, social movements are […]

Social Policy and State Revenues in Mineral-Rich Contexts

| By L. Hinojosa, A. Bebbington, A. Barrientos, A. Addison. | UNRISD Social Policy and Development Programme Paper No. 44, September 2010. United Nations Research Institute for Social Development: Geneva. | | Official webpage and full text | Summary: The expansion of extractive industries in developing countries, dominated by large investments, has produced divided opinion and […]

Anatomy of a Regional Conflict: Tarija and Resource Grievances in Morales’ Bolivia

| By D. Humphreys Bebbington and A. Bebbington | Published in Latin American Perspectives, vol. 37 no. 4 140-160 | | Full text | Abstract: In 2008, the Department of Tarija became the epicenter of national political struggles over political autonomy for lowland regions at odds with the Morales administration. In September, following a series of regional […]

Understanding the lessons and limitations of conservation and development

| By J.Oldekop, A. Bebbington, D. Brockington, R. Preziosi | Conservation Biology 24(2): 461-469 | Abstract: The lack of concrete instances in which conservation and development have been successfully merged has strengthened arguments for strict exclusionist conservation policies. Research has focused more on social cooperation and conflict of different management regimes and less on how these factors actually […]