Todd Gordon (Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford, Canada), Jeffery R. Webber (Queen Mary University of London) - Rooted in thousands of pages of Access to Information documents and dozens of interviews carried out throughout Latin America, Blood of Extraction examines the increasing presence of Canadian mining companies in Latin America and the environmental and human rights abuses that have resulted. By following the money, Gordon and Webber illustrate the myriad ways Canadian-based multinational corporations, backed by the Canadian state, have developed extensive economic interests in Latin America over the last two decades at the expense of Latin American people and the environment.
Starts: Mar 27, 2017 6:00:00 PM
David Lehmann (Cambridge; book's editor), Véronique Boyer (EHESS Paris) and Andrew Canessa (Essex) - This book presents a challenging view of the
adoption and co-option of multiculturalism in Latin America from six scholars
with extensive experience of grassroots movements and intellectual debates. It
raises serious questions of theory, method, and interpretation for both social
scientists and policymakers on the basis of cases in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina,
Bolivia, and Ecuador. Multicultural policies have enabled people to recover the
land of their ancestors, administer justice in accordance with their traditions,
provide recognition as full citizens of the nation, and promote affirmative
action to enable them to take the place in society which is theirs by right.
Starts: May 10, 2017 5:30:00 PM
John Crabtree (Oxford) - As a result of the liberalising reforms of the 1990s and
the commodity super-cycle that followed, Peru's business elites have
accumulated very substantial political power which they have deployed through a
number of mechanisms to maintain an effective control over the key workings of
the state. At the same time, the country's once powerful left has been
marginalised as a consequence of the economic and political debacles of the
1980s; as such Peru has seen no 'pink tide' in recent years.
Starts: May 19, 2017 5:30:00 PM