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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 […]

Development: Social capital

| By Anthony Bebbington | Published in the International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, pp 165-170. Edited by N. Thrift and R. Kitchin. Oxford: Elsevier. | Abstract: The concept of social capital generally refers to the assets that reside within social actors’ relationships. These assets are understood as constituting an important part of people’s identities, livelihood and political strategies, […]

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 […]

Donor-NGO relations and representations of livelihood in nongovernmental aid chains

| By Anthony Bebbington | Published in World Development 33(6): 937-950 | Abstract: Nongovernmental organizations have attracted growing criticism for being unrepresentative of and unaccountable to the poor people for whose well-being they claim to work. Research on Dutch and Peruvian NGOs suggests this happens in part because the chronic weakness of popular organizations makes it difficult […]

Global networks and local developments: Agendas for Development Geography

| By Anthony Bebbington | Published in Tijdschrift voor Economische et Sociale Geografie, Vol. 94(3): 297-309 | Abstract: It can be argued that development geography has left few traces either on the broader canvas of development theory or on the thought and practices of social actors engaging with material processes of change typically framed within the […]

Transnational livelihoods and landscapes: political ecologies of globalization

| By A. Bebbington and S. Batterbury | Published in Ecumene: a journal of cultural geography, Vol. 8. No. 4 pp 369-380 | Abstract: This paper introduces a collection of articles on ‘Transnational livelihoods and landscapes’. We outline the analytical value of grounding political ecologies of globalization in notions of livelihood, scale, place and network. This requires an […]

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, […]

Capitals and capabilities: a framework for analysing peasant viability, rural livelihoods and poverty

| By Anthony Bebbington | Published in World Development Vol. 27(12); 2021-2044 | Abstract: On the basis of themes emerging in current debates on rural development in Latin America, this paper develops an analytical framework for analyzing rural livelihoods in terms of their sustainability and their implications for rural poverty. The framework argues that our analyses of […]