- The extractive imperative and the boom in environmental conflicts at the end of the progressive cycle in Latin America
- The Extractive Industries and Society
- Volume | Issue number
- 3 | 4
- Pages (from-to)
- Document type
- Faculty of Humanities (FGw)
- Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation (CEDLA)
This paper introduces the special issue on the ‘Extractive Imperative in Latin America’. It highlights the rise in conflicts over the intensification and deepening of extractive activities in the region, especially countries associated with the Left Turn. Given the nature of the extractive imperative, which results in an approach to development where more extraction emerges as the response to all internal and external challenges, this brief introduction also argues that these conflicts are set to continue and intensify even if commodity prices remain below their historic highs or if the progressive governments are voted out of office.
- go to publisher's site
If you believe that digital publication of certain material infringes any of your rights or (privacy) interests, please let the Library know, stating your reasons. In case of a legitimate complaint, the Library will make the material inaccessible and/or remove it from the website. Please Ask the Library, or send a letter to: Library of the University of Amsterdam, Secretariat, Singel 425, 1012 WP Amsterdam, The Netherlands. You will be contacted as soon as possible.