Mining in Latin America

Mining in Latin America : Critical Approaches to the New Extraction

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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 more

Product details

  • Hardback | 310 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 22.86mm | 566g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 16 black & white illustrations, 13 black & white tables, 3 black & white line drawings
  • 113892167X
  • 9781138921672

About Kalowatie Deonandan

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, more

Table of contents

Part 1: Introduction 1. From Global Peripheries to the Earth's Core: The New Extraction in Latin America Michael L. Dougherty Part 2: Conceptual Approaches to Excavating the New Extraction 2. Investment, Governance and Resistance in the New Extractive Economies of Latin America Henry Veltmeyer 3. The New Extractivism, Raw Materialism and 21st Century Mining in Latin America Paul S. Ciccantell and Daniel Patten 4. Post-neoliberalism in Latin America: Continuities and Discontinuities in Regimes of Extraction Liisa North, Ricardo Grinspun and Carlos Larrea Part 3: The Role of Canadian Capital in Latin American Extraction 5. Scarcity and Control: The New Extraction and Canada's Mineral Resource Protection Network Michael L. Dougherty 6. Rethinking 'Canadian Mining Imperialism' in Latin America J.Z. Garrod and Laura Macdonald 7. Canadian Capital, Mining Taxation and the Return of Some (Strong) States Pablo Heidrich and Paola Ortiz Loaiza Part 4: Innovations on the Ground: Privatization, People and Governance 8. Mining Movements and Political Horizons in the Andes: Articulation, Democratization and Worlds Otherwise Bret Gustafson and Natalia Guzman Solano 9. Extractive Industries and the Global Human Rights Regime for Businesses: The Marlin Human Rights Impact Assessment Kalowatie Deonandan and Jennifer Morgan 10. Moving Overseas? Critical Reflections on the Implementation of Latin American Ethical Gold Schemes in Sub-Saharan Africa Gavin Hilson and James McQuilken 11. Mining, Property and the Reordering of Socionatural Relations in Peru Matthew Himley Part 5: Jurisprudence and the New Extraction 12. The Rise of the Corporate Investment Rights Regime and 'Extractive Exceptionalism': Evidence from El Salvador Sarah Anderson, Manuel Perez Rocha and Michael L. Dougherty 13. Impeding Access to Justice: Establishing Civil Jurisdiction in Canadian Courts in the Global Extractive Economy Bernadette Maheandiran Part 6: Conclusion and Ways Forward 14. The Unexplored Dimensions of Resistance to Extractivism in Latin America: The Role of Women and NGOs Kalowatie Deonandan and Rebecca Tathamshow more