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Governing Extractive Industries: Politics, History, Ideas

| By Anthony Bebbington, Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai, Denise Humphreys Bebbington, Marja Hinfelaar, and Cynthia A. Sanborn | Official webpage and purchasing options  Full text (PDF) available here for free. Click on the link labelled “Open Access” on the right side of the page.  Una traducción del libro en español será disponible en 2-4 meses a través […]

Evaluating conflict surrounding mineral extraction in Ghana: Assessing the spatial interactions of large and small-scale mining

| By K Patel, J.Rogan, N. Cuba, A. Bebbington | Published by The Extractive Industries and Society, April 2016, Vol.3(2), pp.450-463 | Summary: Since implementation of its Economic Recovery Program in 1983, Ghana’s extractive industries have come to account for 40% of the total value of the country’s exports. An adverse impact of this increase, […]

Political ecologies of resource extraction: agendas pendientes

| By A. Bebbington | Published by European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, 100: 85-98 | | Official webpage and full text | Summary: Research related to extractive industries has grown significantly over the last decade. As the commodities boom appears to be winding down, this article outlines areas for potential future research. Emphasis is placed […]

Gas and development: Rural Territorial Dynamics in Tarija, Bolivia

| By L.Hinojosa, A. Bebbington, G. Cortez, J.P.Chumacero, D. Humphreys Bebbington, K.Hennermann | Published by World Development, 73: 105-117 | | Full text (PDF) | Summary: Framed by concepts of territorial project, social coalitions, and scalar relationships, we analyze rural territorial dynamics under conditions of rapid expansion in natural gas extraction. Analyzing recent economic, political, and […]

Extraterritorial investments, environmental crisis and collective action in Latin America

| By P. Ospina, A. Bebbington, P. Hollenstein, I. Nussbaum, E. Ramírez | Published in World Development, 73: 32-43 | | Full text (PDF) | Summary: A growing number of extraterritorial private-sector actors, often in partnership with the state, are expanding the frontiers of extractive and primary export economies to new rural territories in Latin America. This […]

Mapping licit and illicit mining activity in the Madre de Dios region of Peru

| A. Elmes, J.G. Yarlequé Ipanaqué, J. Rogan, N.Cuba, A. Bebbington | Published by Remote Sensing Letters 5(10): 882-891. | Since the early 2000s, the Madre de Dios Region of southern Peru has experienced rapid expansion of both licit and illicit mining activities, in the form of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM). ASM typically takes […]

Extractive industries, livelihoods and natural resource competition: mapping overlapping claims in Peru and Ghana

| By N. Cuba, A. Bebbington, J. Rogan, M. Millones | Published by Applied Geography, 54: 250-261 | Abstract: Taking the cases of Perú and Ghana, this paper examines overlaps between the extraction of minerals, oil and gas on the one hand, and river basins, agricultural land use, and protected areas on the other hand. In […]

Visualizing competing claims on resources: Approaches from extractive industries research

| Edited by A. Bebbington, N. Cuba, and J.Rogan | Special issue of Applied Geography 54: 235-284 | | View this issue (limited access) | In 2013, we issued a call for papers for a session at the annual meetings of the Association of American Geographers that would bring together geographers who had experimented with […]