Environmental Governance in Latin America

by Fábio de Castro, Barbara Hogenboom, Michiel Baud

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Book Description

The multiple purposes of nature - livelihood for communities, revenues for states, commodities for companies, and biodiversity for conservationists - have turned environmental governance in Latin America into a highly contested arena. In such a resource-rich region, unequal power relations, conflicting priorities, and trade-offs among multiple goals have led to a myriad of contrasting initiatives that are reshaping social relations and rural territories. This edited collection addresses these tensions by unpacking environmental governance as a complex process of formulating and contesting values, procedures and practices shaping the access, control and use of natural resources. Contributors from various fields address the challenges, limitations, and possibilities for a more sustainable, equal, and fair development. In this book, environmental governance is seen as an overarching concept defining the dynamic and multi-layered repertoire of society-nature interactions, where images of nature and discourses on the use of natural resources are mediated by contextual processes at multiple scales.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
 
vii
Preface
 
viii
List of Contributors
 
xi
Introduction
Environment and Society in Contemporary Latin America
1
Part I
Setting the Stage
 
Chapter 1
Origins and Perspectives of Latin American Environmentalism
29
Chapter 2
Social Metabolism and Conflicts over Extractivism
58
Chapter 3
Indigenous Knowledge in Mexico: Between Environmentalism and Rural Development
86
Part II
New Politics of Natural Resources
 
Chapter 4
The Government of Nature: Post-Neoliberal Environmental Governance in Bolivia and Ecuador
113
Chapter 5
Changing Elites, Institutions and Environmental Governance
137
Chapter 6
Water-Energy-Mining and Sustainable Consumption: Views of South American Strategic Actors
164
Chapter 7
Overcoming Poverty Through Sustainable Development
186
Part III
New Projects of Environmental Governance
 
Chapter 8
Forest Governance in Latin America: Strategies for Implementing REDD
205
Chapter 9
Rights, Pressures and Conservation in Forest Regions of Mexico
234
Chapter 10
Local Solutions for Environmental Justice
257
Chapter 11
Community Consultations: Local Responses to Large-Scale Mining in Latin America
287
Afterword
From Sustainable Development to Environmental Governance
326
Index
 
336

Book Details

Subject
Politics and Government
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Published
2016
Pages
338
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9781137574084
ISBN10
1137574089
ISBN13 Digital
9781137505729
ISBN10 Digital
1137505729
PDF Size
3.6 MB
License
CC BY

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