Post-Neoliberal Political Ecologies of the Subsoil? Latin American Twenty-First Century Socialist Extraction in Comparative Perspective
|Location:||Eggers Hall 010|
|Date:||Fri, Oct 1, 2010|
Additional InformationDuring the past decade, much of Latin America has turned decidedly away from the neoliberal economic policies of the 1980s and '90s. And yes, many of those same countries - Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador - are as dependent as ever on their extractive industries and international markets for the commodities they produce. In this talk, Professor Bebbington will examine this tensions inherent in this situation, drawing on examples from the Andean countries.
Anthony Bebbington is Higgens Professor of Environment and Society and Chair of the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University. He was recently named to the National Academy of Sciences. He has been Research Associate of the Centro Peruano de Estudios Sociales, Peru and ESRC Professorial Fellow, and has has held fellowships from the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization, the Fulbright Commission and the Inter-American Foundation.