New book on natural resource governance in Latin America
Håvard Haarstad has edited a book on natural resource governance in Latin America, published by Palgrave Macmillan.
‘New Political Spaces in Latin American Natural Resource Governance’ discusses questions around social conflict in natural resource sectors, and looks at the shifts that the ‘new left’ wave has brought in governance and politics. It questions the idea that the governance now can be characterized as 'post-neoliberal' and illustrates that despite new economic opportunities, politics are still shaped by path dependency.
Case studies written by anthropologists, geographers, political scientists, and sociologists shows how states and communities relate to natural resources, and how path dependencies shape their political spaces.