Derrick Hindery: From Enron to Evo. Pipeline Politics, Global Environmentalism, and Indigenous Rights in Bolivia
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Derrick Hindery explores the relations between dispossession, extractivism by transnational corporations, neoliberalism, the role of the state, international financial institutions, NGOs, environmental justice, and the rights of Indigenous peoples. He contributes to a line of inquiry within political ecology that situates local and regional dynamics in the context of larger macro-economic and political forces. The case centers on Bolivia, one of the countries in Latin America characterized by widespread popular dissatisfaction with the failures of two decades of neoliberal reform dominated by elites (Arnson and Cynthia 2007: 3–9; Prashad and Ballvé 2006: 140–182). However, a ‘turn to the left’ that expelled such regimes, redirected the state after the first election of Evo Morales in 2005 in an effort to reduce social and economic inequalities entailing, unfortunately, an expansion of Bolivian extractivism, exacerbating ecological degradation and environmental injustice. From Enron to...
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