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New Geographies of Extractive Industries in Latin America

| By J. Bury and A. Bebbington | Published in Subterranean Struggles: New Dynamics of Mining, Oil and Gas in Latin America. Edited by A. Bebbington and J.Bury. Austin: University of Texas Press | Excerpt: Shortly after midnight on Friday, October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus and his expeditionary force of three ships first hove into view of the […]

Political Ecologies of the Subsoil

| By A. Bebbington and J. Bury | Published in Subterranean Struggles: New Dynamics of Mining, Oil and Gas in Latin America. Edited by A. Bebbington and J.Bury. Austin: University of Texas Press. | Excerpt: If the 2009 box-­ office hit Avatar showed anything, it was that the political ecology of the subsoil can make for great commercial […]

Social Conflict, Economic Development and Extractive Industry: Evidence from South America

| Edited by Anthony Bebbington | Published by Routledge, London | | Official webpage and purchasing options | The extraction of minerals, oil and gas has a long and ambiguous history in development processes – in North America, Europe, Latin America and Australasia. Extraction has yielded wealth, regional identities and in some cases capital for […]

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 […]

Actores y ambientalismos: Continuidades & cambios en los conflictos socio-ambientales en el Perú

| Por A. Bebbington and D. Bebbington | Publicado en Neoliberalismo, minería y las luchas por el territorio: Actores, estrategias y alternativas. Editado por J. de Echave, R. Hoetmer y M. Palacios. Lima: CONACAMI, Programa Democracia y Transformación Global, and Cooperación (Reempresión de un articulo en Iconos). | Resumen: Este artículo identifica cinco tipos de ambientalismos que están presentes […]

Conflictos mineros: freno al desarrollo o expresión ciudadana

| Por A. Bebbington y M. Burneo | Pobreza, Desigualdad y Desarrollo en el Peru. Informe Anual: 2007-2008, pp. 44-51. Editado por Oxfam GB. Lima: Oxfam. | | Texto completo (PDF) | Extracto: ¿Por qué es tan difícil tener discusiones sensatas en torno a los conflictos mineros en el Perú? ¿Por qué estos debates siempre se definen en términos de dicotomías que, por […]

La sostenibilidad social de los recursos rurales: apreciaciones a partir de los conflictos mineros en Latinoamérica

| Por Anthony Bebbington | Publicado por Debate Agrario, 42: 31-78 | Reprinted in J. Schuldt, A. Acosta, A. Barandiarán, A Bebbington, M. Folchi,  CEDLA, A. Alayza y E. Gudynas, 2009. Extractivismo, Política y Sociedad.  Quito: CAAP/CLAES |  

Water and mining conflicts in Peru

| By A. Bebbington and M. Williams | Published in Mountain Research and Development 28 (3/4):190-195 | Abstract: Impacts on water quality and quantity are among the most contentious aspects of mining projects. Companies insist that the use of modern technologies will ensure environmentally friendly mining practices. However, evidence of the negative environmental impacts of past mining […]