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Oil Sparks in the Amazon : Local Conflicts, Indigenous Populations, and Natural Resources / Patricia I Vasquez.

By: Vasquez, Patricia I.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Studies in security and international affairs: Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (xix, 187 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780820346380; 0820346381; 1299954766; 9781299954762.Subject(s): Petroleum industry and trade -- Social aspects -- South America | Petroleum industry and trade -- Environmental aspects -- South America | Indians of South America -- Social conditions | Social conflict -- South AmericaGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Oil sparks in the Amazon.DDC classification: 333.8/23098 | 333.823098 Other classification: POL011000 | BUS070040 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; Introduction; Chapter one. Tracing oil- and gas-related conflicts; Chapter two. Indigenous peoples and natural resource development; Chapter three. structural causes of local conflicts; Chapter four. Transient triggers of local conflicts; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Summary: "For decades, studies of oil-related conflicts focused on the causes and effects of natural resources mismanagement, commonly known as the "resource curse"--The paradoxical connection between oil wealth and economic busts (as in Venezuela) or, in a later twist, the link between the predatory behavior of armed rebel organizations and the abundant natural resources that funded their existence. Patricia Vasquez notes that oil busts and civil wars associated with the resource curse were quite different from the now-predominant local hydrocarbons disputes that are multiplying rapidly in Latin America. These more recent, localized disputes-over land, population displacement, water contamination, oil jobs that are promised but never materialize, etc.-primarily involve Indigenous groups with a different social and cultural identity from the rest of the population. Vasquez spent fifteen years making regular field visits to the oil-producing regions of Latin America and conducting hundreds of interviews with the various stakeholders in these local conflicts. Her book, based on this field research, analyzes the dynamics that characterize each of fifty-five social and environmental conflicts related to oil and gas extraction in the Andean countries (Peru, Ecuador, and Columbia). She is interested not in promulgating a new theory of conflict but in examining the triggers of local hydrocarbons disputes and providing policy recommendations to resolve or prevent them"-- Provided by publisher.
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"For decades, studies of oil-related conflicts focused on the causes and effects of natural resources mismanagement, commonly known as the "resource curse"--The paradoxical connection between oil wealth and economic busts (as in Venezuela) or, in a later twist, the link between the predatory behavior of armed rebel organizations and the abundant natural resources that funded their existence. Patricia Vasquez notes that oil busts and civil wars associated with the resource curse were quite different from the now-predominant local hydrocarbons disputes that are multiplying rapidly in Latin America. These more recent, localized disputes-over land, population displacement, water contamination, oil jobs that are promised but never materialize, etc.-primarily involve Indigenous groups with a different social and cultural identity from the rest of the population. Vasquez spent fifteen years making regular field visits to the oil-producing regions of Latin America and conducting hundreds of interviews with the various stakeholders in these local conflicts. Her book, based on this field research, analyzes the dynamics that characterize each of fifty-five social and environmental conflicts related to oil and gas extraction in the Andean countries (Peru, Ecuador, and Columbia). She is interested not in promulgating a new theory of conflict but in examining the triggers of local hydrocarbons disputes and providing policy recommendations to resolve or prevent them"-- Provided by publisher.

Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; Introduction; Chapter one. Tracing oil- and gas-related conflicts; Chapter two. Indigenous peoples and natural resource development; Chapter three. structural causes of local conflicts; Chapter four. Transient triggers of local conflicts; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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PATRICIA I. VASQUEZ is an independent energy expert and former Jennings Randolph senior fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace and an advisor on energy and sustainable development issues. Previously, she was the head of the Latin America Department at Energy Intelligence.

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