Essays about: "extractivism"

Found 4 essays containing the word extractivism.

  1. 1. Minerals and Magic Machines: A critical approach to modern agricultural technology and its connection to world-system flows of rare earth elements

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Humanekologi

    Author : Niklas Sjøbeck Jørgensen; [2018]
    Keywords : Technology; ag-tech; agriculture; Denmark; rare earths; extractivism; mining; China; discourse; reductionism; politics; nature; machines; fetishism; world system; supply chain; critical realism; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : This thesis connects agricultural technology (ag-tech) within a Danish context to a world system of production in which rare earth elements (REs) play a crucial role. These elements are essential for modern technology. READ MORE

  2. 2. Indigenous Environmental Autonomy and the issue of Extractivist Development - A Comparative Case Study of Bolivia and Sweden

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Miranda Gatti; [2018]
    Keywords : indigenous peoples; autonomy; self-determination; extractivism; development; Law and Political Science;

    Abstract : In this global ‘age of autonomy’ this thesis will discuss the relation between indigenous peoples autonomy, their political agency and the national environmental agenda in the Plurinational State of Bolivia and in Sweden. With decolonial critique of development the cases will be analysed looking at factors such as indigenous rights policy, resource management, conservation agendas and the structure of autonomy. READ MORE

  3. 3. Conflicting interests in natural resource management : - A case study on mining in northern Sweden

    University essay from Södertörns högskola/Miljövetenskap

    Author : Evelina Svensson; [2017]
    Keywords : mining; natural resource management; sustainability; resource curse; extractivism; Sweden;

    Abstract : Sweden is the leading mining country in Europe and the Swedish government intends to retain this position by fostering innovation, investments and cooperation. However, mining is an extractive industry with massive consequences on the surrounding environment and the people living there. READ MORE

  4. 4. Canadian mega-mining in Central Mexico: Ecologically Unequal Exchange, Violence and Organized resistance 1992-2016

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Humanekologi

    Author : Ingrid Altamirano Vazquez; [2017]
    Keywords : Ecologically unequal exchange; coloniality; colonial domination; environmental load displacement; geostrategic mineral reserves; political ecology; colonial elite; national interest; sovereignty; accumulation by dispossession; militarization; armed neoliberalism; environmental degradation; environmental racism; poverty; violence; systemic violence; state violence; war on drugs; repression; extractivism; sustainability; culture; power structures; economic dependency.; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : This thesis examines the historical dynamics of ecologically unequal exchange, coloniality of power, and systemic violence embedded in mining activities. With the use of a combined Marxist and De-colonial critical approach, it accomplishes a political ecology analysis of Canadian mega-mining in central Mexico and the socioenvironmental conflicts related to it, particularly in Cerro de San Pedro and the sacred territory of Wirikuta, between 1992-2016. READ MORE