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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 […]

Federating and defending: water, territory and extraction in the Andes

| A. Bebbington, D.H. Bebbington, J. Bury | Published in Out Of The Mainstream: The Politics Of Water Rights And Identity In The Andes, pp. 307-327. Edited by R.Boelens, D.Getches and A. Guevara Gil. London: Earthscan. | | Full text (PDF) | Introduction: Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador have each seen a significant increase in extractive industry activity over […]

The New Extraction? Rewriting the Political Ecology of the Andes?

| By Anthony Bebbington | Published in NACLA Report on the Americas, 42(5) September/October, pp. 12-20. | | Reprinted, 2013 in P. Vandergeest (ed.) World Geography. Pearson. | Excerpt: On June 5, two months of gathering indigenous protest across the Peruvian Amazon culminated in one of the country’s most tragic moments in many a year. Several thousand indigenous and non-indigenous […]

Mining and social movements: struggles over livelihood and rural territorial development in the Andes

| By A. Bebbington, D. Humphreys Bebbington, J. Bury, J.Lingan, J.P.Muñoz and M. Scurrah | Published in World Development, 36(12): 2888-2905 | | Full text (PDF) | Abstract: Social movements have been viewed as vehicles through which the concerns of poor and marginalized groups are given greater visibility within civil society, lauded for being the means […]

NGOs and uneven development: geographies of development intervention

| By Anthony Bebbington | Published in Progress in Human Geography 28(6): 725-745 | Abstract: Much research on nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) involved in international development has been case-study-based, with questions about the broader geographies of NGO intervention rarely asked. This paper explores the factors that drive such NGO geographies and considers how they relate to the uneven […]

Sharp knives and blunt instruments: social capital in development studies

| By Anthony Bebbington | Antipode 34(4): 800-803 | Introduction: Social capital is a fascinating and perplexing concept—not only (and perhaps not even mainly) because of its strengths or weaknesses qua concept, but also because of the vibrancy and virulence of the debates to which its post-Putnam popularization has given rise. I have encountered and been part […]

Globalized Andes? Landscapes, livelihoods and development

| By Anthony Bebbington | Ecumene: a journal of cultural geography, Vol. 8. No. 4. pp. 414-436 | Abstract: This paper discusses such sets of globalized relationships in four localities in Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru. Particular attention is paid to the ways in which the emergence and activities of local organizations & social movements have been affected […]

Re-encountering development: livelihood transitions and place transformations in the Andes

| By Anthony Bebbington | Published in the Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Vol. 90 No. 3. Pp. 495-520 | Abstract: Neither poststructural nor neoliberal interpretations of development capture the full extent and complexity of rural transformations in the Andes. Poststructural critiques tend to view development as a process of cultural destruction and homogenization, […]

Peasant federations and rural development policies in the Andes

| By T. Carroll and A. Bebbington | Published in Policy Sciences, Vol 33, No 3/4, 2000: 435-457 | Abstract: This chapter focuses on a special type of structural social capital embedded in second-tier indigenous peasant federations in the Andean countries. It first examines the manifestations of this social capital and then goes on to analyze […]