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Territory, Conflicts and Development in the Andes
Part of the School of Environment and Development

Yanacocha, Cajamarca, Peru (Photo ©  J Bury)

Territory, Conflicts and Development in the Andes

TCD–Andes is a Research Programme aiming to produce knowledge on the political ecology of social conflicts in the rural area, the factors driving the geography of NGOs and social movements as they relate to these conflicts, the relationships between civil society and political economy under conditions of neoliberalism, the implications for the future of rural environments and societies and the emergence of diverse development alternatives across space.

It is a collaborative enterprise with non-governmental and social organizations from Latin America, Europe and North America, constitutes a space for research networking and looks for contributing to better policy making in the Andean Region.

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This Research Programme is supported by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
 

 

Research Forum

Our Research

Conflicts over the countryside: Civil society and the political ecology of rural development in the Andean Region.
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Publications

Publications

Information and reflections on rural development and environmental governance in mineral-rich territories.

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News

New publications. Visit our section publications.

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In media interviews, Tony Bebbington calls attention on the need for assessing and monitoring the impact of the expansion of extractive industries on the environment and societies of Andean countries. (See the interviews in our section Publications/Commentaries).

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A new bulletin on development research at Manchester has been launched. "development@manchester" is a series of policy-relevant research briefs designed to summarize messages emerging from research conducted within the different groups working on development issues at the university. The first issue includes Tony Bebbington's note on extractives industries in the Andean region (PDF 331KB).

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Tony Bebbington presents a thorough analysis of the impact that the expansion of extractive industries is producing in Andean countries. In his article “Conflicts over the Andean Countryside: what Happens to Rural Areas when there’s a Boom in Mining, Oil and Gas Extraction?” (published in the University of Manchester’s Newslink no. 23 2008/9, pp.13-14) Tony summarizes the contribution that the TCD Andes research program is making to knowledge and public debate on mineral industries and rural development.

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News from Ecuador. Jennifer Moore's news dispatches from Ecuador are available now in our section Publications.

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LASA 2009. The TCD Andes team participated in several panels at the XXVIII International Congress LASA 2009 “Rethinking Inequalities”, held on June 11-14 in Río de Janeiro. See more in our section News&Events

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The Faculties of Public Policy and Management and the Anthropology Faculty of FLACSO –Ecuador together with TCD Andes associates organized a seminar on mining conflicts in Ecuador. See more in our section News&Events

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Seminar 4 in the series on Territories, Conflicts and Development in the Andes: “Extraction, water, and territory:extractive enterprises, indigenous peoples and resource conflicts”, co-sponsored with the Developing Areas Research Network, was held on March 20th at Newcastle University. A summary and copies of presentations are now availabe in our section Seminars.

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The first external monitoring report on TCD Andes, prepared by Dr. Jessica Budds, is available now. (See our section Research monitoring reports)

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The 3rd seminar of the TCD-Andes program “Extractive industries, fiscal systems and human welfare: national policy and local development in Peru, Chile and Bolivia”, co-organized by the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), was held at the offices of Anglo American in London on October 24th 2008. The seminar briefing and other resources are available now in our section Seminars.

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The 2nd seminar of the TCD-Andes seminar series, co-organized by the University of Oxford, was held in Oxford on May 2nd. The seminar briefing and other resources are available now in our section Seminars.

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Dr. Jeffrey Bury and Dr. Stuart Kirsch have been awarded SSRC-ESRC fellowships to collaborate with our Programme. (See our section News & Events)

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Mining and Constitutional Reform in Ecuador. Anthony Bebbington gave a keynote address on mining and territorial development (PDF 558KB) . (See our section News & Events).