Mining in Latin America: Critical Approaches to the New Extraction

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Kalowatie Deonandan, Michael L. Dougherty
Routledge, Jul 15, 2016 - Technology & Engineering - 310 pages

The last two decades have witnessed a dramatic expansion and intensification of mineral resource exploitation and development across the global south, especially in Latin America. This shift has brought mining more visibly into global public debates and spurred a great deal of controversy and conflict. This volume assembles new scholarship that provides critical perspectives on these issues.

The book marshals original, empirical work from leading social scientists in a variety of disciplines to address a range of questions about the practices of mining companies on the ground, the impacts of mining on host communities, and the responses to mining from communities, civil society and states. The book further explores the global and international causes, consequences and innovations of this new era of mining activity in Latin America. Key issues include the role of Canadian mining companies and their investment in the region, and, to a lesser extent, the role of Chinese mining capital. Several chapters take a regional perspective, while others are based on empirical data from specific countries including Bolivia, Brazil, El Salvador, Guatemala and Peru.


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Investment governance and resistance in the new extractive
The new extractivism raw materialism and twentyfirst
the new extraction and Canadas
Extractive industries and the global human rights regime
Moving overseas? Critical reflections on the implementation
Mining property and the reordering of socionatural
The rise of the corporate investment rights regime
establishing civil jurisdiction
The role of women and international nongovernmental

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About the author (2016)

Kalowatie Deonandan is Associate Professor of Political Studies at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada.

Michael L. Dougherty is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Illinois State University, USA.

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