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At the Boundaries of La Política: Political ecology, policy networks and moments of government,

| By Anthony Bebbington | Published in the Handbook of Political Ecology. Edited by G. Bridge, J. McCarthy and T. Perreault. London: Routledge | Abstract: I don’t know if my colleagues in Latin America are political ecologists or not. They probably are, many of them at least. Most of them view natural resources and nature as a terrain […]

Understanding the lessons and limitations of conservation and development

| By J.Oldekop, A. Bebbington, D. Brockington, R. Preziosi | Conservation Biology 24(2): 461-469 | Abstract: The lack of concrete instances in which conservation and development have been successfully merged has strengthened arguments for strict exclusionist conservation policies. Research has focused more on social cooperation and conflict of different management regimes and less on how these factors actually […]

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 […]

Contention and ambiguity: Mining and the possibilities of development

| By A. Bebbington, L. Hinojosa, D. Humphreys Bebbington, M.L. Burneo, X. Warnaars | Published in Development and Change, 39(6):887-914 | | Full text (PDF) | Abstract: The last decade and a half has witnessed a dramatic growth in mining activity in many developing countries. This article reviews these recent trends and describes the debates and […]

Social capital and development studies II: can Bourdieu travel to policy?

| By Anthony Bebbington | Published in Progress in Development Studies vol. 7 no. 2: 155-162 | Introduction: My first progress report (Bebbington, 2004) focused on the nature of recent debates on social capital and development, and explored some of the institutional contexts that may help explain why the concept became so attractive to some authors and […]

Peasant federations and rural development policies in the Andes

| By T. Carroll and A. Bebbington | Published in Policy Sciences, Vol 33, No 3/4, 2000: 435-457 | Abstract: This chapter focuses on a special type of structural social capital embedded in second-tier indigenous peasant federations in the Andean countries. It first examines the manifestations of this social capital and then goes on to analyze […]