New PDF release: Environmental Governance in Latin America

By Fabio De Castro, Barbara Hogenboom, Michiel Baud

ISBN-10: 1137505729

ISBN-13: 9781137505729

ISBN-10: 1137574089

ISBN-13: 9781137574084

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The members examine a large variety of rising socio-environmental demanding situations confronted via modern Latin the US. through the use of environmental governance as an overarching analytical thought, they go territorial, sectorial, and institutional obstacles to handle the nature/society nexus.

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They began to research and apply the agrarian epistemologies of the indigenous inhabitants of the Sierra, expressed in the conservation and use of many varieties and species of seeds. Latin American environmentalism is different from that of the USA as it has drawn significantly from ancestral agricultural practices and respect for indigenous knowledge. There is a line from the agroecological studies and practices of the influential agronomist from Chapingo, Efrain Hernández Xolocotzi (1913–1991), whose career (in the USA and in Mexico) culminated in a substantial and competent school of Mexican ethnoecologists, to the peasant movement in Mexico which manifests itself in the twenty-first century under the motto “without maize, no country” (sin maíz no hay país) (Esteva and Marielle, 2003).

W. (2007) An Environmental History of Latin America (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). Mol, A. (2003) Globalization and Environmental Reform: The Ecological Modernization of the Global Economy (Boston: MIT Press). Ostrom, E. (1990) Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). Otero, G. ) (2010) Food for the Few: Neoliberal Globalism and Biotechnology in Latin America (Austin: University of Texas Press). Painter, M. H. (eds) (1995) The Social Causes of Environmental Destruction in Latin America (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press).

In the beginning of the twentieth century, the oil industry in Venezuela and Mexico began to grow, causing ecological and social disasters at a scale unknown at the time (Santiago, 2006). 1 As an example, Venezuela exports roughly 120 million tons of oil per year. Recently, with the expansion of the Chinese economy, the extraction of natural resources (not only minerals and oil but also agrarian products, such as soy) has grown at an extraordinary rate. The Government of Uruguay is considering exporting 18 million tons of iron ore per year under the Aratirí project.

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