Skip to main content

Underground political ecologies

| By Anthony Bebbington | Published by Geoforum  43(6): 1152-1162 | Reprinted in German in 2013, in Peripherie 132: 402-424 (Berlin) | Abstract: Based on the 2011 Annual Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty Group Lecture, this paper makes the case for a political ecology of the subsoil. Arguing that subsoil resources have received comparatively little attention within […]

Social conflict and emergent institutions: hypotheses from Piura, Peru

| By Anthony Bebbington | Published in Extractive Industries, Social Conflict and Economic Development: Evidence from South America, pp. 67-88. Edited by A. Bebbington. London: Routledge. Excerpt: As Chapter 1 argued, social science production on extractive industry has been dominated by d ebates over the ‘resource curse’. At one level these debates seem polarized. Some […]

Extractive industries, socio-environmental conflicts and political economic transformations in Andean America

| By Anthony Bebbington | Published in Extractive Industries, Social Conflict and Economic Development: Evidence from South America, pp. 3-26. Edited by A. Bebbington. London: Routledge. Excerpt: The extraction of minerals, oil and gas has a long and ambiguous history in development processes – in North America, Europe, Latin America, Africa, Asia and Australasia. Extraction has yielded wealth, regional […]

Testing the Accuracy of Non-Experts in Biodiversity Monitoring Exercises using Fern Species Richness in the Ecuadorian Amazon

| By J. Oldekop, A. Bebbington, F. Berdel, N. Truelove, T. Wiersberg, R. Preziosi | Published in Biodiversity and Conservation 20(12): 2615-2626 | Abstract: Assessing environmental change is often constrained by time, money and expertise. Community-based monitoring schemes attempt to address these limitations by providing local communities with the skills to measure changes in natural […]

An Andean Avatar: Post-neoliberal and neoliberal strategies for securing the unobtainable

| By A Bebbington and D. Humphreys Bebbington | Published in  New Political Economy 15(4): 131-145 | | Full text | Abstract: Recent years have seen increasingly aggressive expansion of extractive industry in the Andean-Amazonian region. Reminiscent of the film Avatar, this expansion drives conflicts over land, territory and political control of space. This expansion is […]

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 […]

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 […]