Natural Resource Governance, Grievances and Conflict

The Case of the Bolivian Lithium Program

  • Janine  Romero Valenzuela

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXV
  2. Janine Romero Valenzuela
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 427-484

About this book


Janine Romero Valenzuela analyses the Bolivian lithium program in the largest empirical study to date with a focus on local perspectives and governance, identifying grievances and conflict dimensions. The case study shows that it is particularly an altered governance approach, the local trust in government and the high expectations that the Morales administration could create around lithium that influence local viewpoints. By applying the meaningful grievance concept on the local level, the book supports a further refinement of theories on a resource-governance-conflict-link. 

The content
• Resource Conflicts in Bolivia under Evo Morales
• Case Study: Lithium Governance and Grievance Dimensions
• Comparative Case: Lithium in Argentina

The target groups
• Lecturer and students in the fields of conflict studies, natural resource governance and Latin American studies
• Practitioners in federal and state administrations and in international cooperation

The author
Janine Romero Valenzuela received a PhD in public policy from the University of Erfurt for her dissertation on the Bolivian lithium program. She holds a Master in Public Policy from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin and a Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural European and American Studies from the Universities of Halle and La Plata, Argentina. Currently she works as a policy officer for the German federal government.


Bolivia Resource Curse Governance Grievances Bolivien Lithium Resource Governance Rohstoff-Governance Resource Conflicts Rohstoffkonflikte Evo Morales Neo-Extractivism Neo-Extraktivismus

Authors and affiliations

  • Janine  Romero Valenzuela
    • 1
  1. 1.BerlinGermany

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