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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Networking and rural development through sustainable forest management: frameworks for pluralistic approaches

| By A. Bebbington and A. Kopp | Published in Unasylva vol. 49(3): 11-18 | Summary: The sustainability of rural development initiatives (including forestry) depends greatly on the capacities of the institutions involved, the relationships among them and their relative power. Therefore a strategy to foster pluralistic approaches to rural development should focus on building […]

Sustaining the Andes: social capital and rural regeneration in Bolivia

|By Anthony Bebbington | Mountain Research and Development, Vol. 18(2):173-181 | Abstract: This paper extends debates about social capital to an analysis of the role of local institutions in establishing environmentally-sustainable development in the Bolivian Andes. Currently, neo-liberal orthodoxies assume an Andean environmental crisis without acknowledging that local adaptation by local inhabitants may reduce exposure to risk, and […]

Social capital and rural intensification: local organizations and islands of sustainability in the rural Andes

| By Anthony Bebbington | Published in Geographical Journal, July 1997 vol. 163 (2): 189-197 | Abstract: While the general image of much of the Andes is one of poverty, environmental degradation and out-migration, and of rural economies that refuse to develop self-reinforcing and inclusive forms of growth, islands of sustainable intensification of rural land use and […]

Organizations and intensifications: small farmer federations, rural livelihoods and agricultural technology in the Andes and Amazonia

| By Anthony Bebbington | Published in World Development, vol. 24 (7): 1161-1178 | Abstract: This paper analyzes several experiences from Bolivia and Ecuador of how campesino and indigenous federations engage in agricultural development and natural resource management activities. It is argued that the federations may have especially important roles to play in agricultural and livelihood intensification. […]

Technology and rural development strategies in a small farmer organization: lessons from Bolivia for rural policy and practice

| By A.Bebbington, J. Quisbert and G. Trujillo | Published in Public Administration and Development, vol. 16(3): 195-213 | Abstract: At a time when public sector agricultural and rural development administration is changing quite profoundly, and when farmer organizations are being asked to assume more significant roles in rural and agricultural development, in‐depth analysis of […]