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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 […]

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 |  

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 […]

Environmental histories, access to resources and landscape change

| Edited by S. Batterbury and A. Bebbington | Special issue of Land Degradation and Development, vol. 10 No. 4 | | Full text (limited access) | Summary: This special issue poses challenges to the ways in which the multiple dimensions of resource degradation are understood, analyzed and acted upon in developing countries

Social capital and rural intensification: local organizations and islands of sustainability in the rural Andes

| By Anthony Bebbington | Published in Geographical Journal, July 1997 vol. 163 (2): 189-197 | Abstract: While the general image of much of the Andes is one of poverty, environmental degradation and out-migration, and of rural economies that refuse to develop self-reinforcing and inclusive forms of growth, islands of sustainable intensification of rural land use and […]

Fragile lands, fragile organisations: Indian organisations and the politics of sustainability in Ecuador

| By A. Bebbington, H.Carrasco, L.Peralbo, G.Ramón, V.H. Torres and J.Trujillo | Published in Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, Volume 18 Number 2: 179-196 | Abstract: Recent discussions of resource management suggest that one of the most important factors in sustaining use systems on fragile lands is the strength of local representative institutions: rural […]

Geographers in the International Agricultural Research Centers: Theoretical and practical considerations

| By Anthony Bebbington and Judith Carney | Published in the Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 80(1):34-48 | Abstract: The International Agricultural Research Centers of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research comprise a system for interdisciplinary work on Third World agrarian systems combining the physical and the social sciences. While economics and […]

Farmer knowledge, institutional resources and sustainable agricultural strategies: A case study from the eastern slopes of the Peruvian Andes

| By Anthony Bebbington | Published in the Bulletin of Latin American Research, 9(2):203-228 | Abstract:  Many concerned in designing sustainable agricultural strategies for resource-poor farmers have identified a key role for indigenous agricultural knowledge (Altieri, 1987a,b; Browder, 1989; Hecht and Cockburn, 1989; Norgaard, 1984; Redclift, 1987). It is argued that farmers, as a result of […]