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Public Lecture U. of Warwick - Latin American Debates: Political Regimes, Extractivism and Social Movements


Keynote Speaker: Prof. Maristella Svampa (UNLP/CONICET Argentina) and Prof. Tony Bebbington (Clark University/ University of Manchester)

Maristella Svampa is an Argentine sociologist. She is leading researcher at CONICET (Argentina) and Professor at La Plata National University. In 2016 she was awarded the Konex prize in Sociology. She works on topics related to extractivism, displacement, indigenous politics, dependency, populism, social movements and alternatives to development. Her latest book is titled “From the Change of Era to the End of the Cycle: Extractivism and Social Movements in Latin America” (2017, Buenos Aires: Edhasa).

Tony Bebbington is Higgins Professor of Environment and Society and Director of the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University. He is also a Research Associate of the Centro Peruano de Estudios Sociales (Peru) and a Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Manchester. Prof. Bebbington has published extensively on issues of extractive industries, such as oil, mining and gas, and its relation with economic development and social conflict. He has recently published on issues of land governance, politics of natural resource management and inclusive development.

This public lecture will provide an assessment of the current state Latin American politics at a moment in which the so-called “pink tide” appears to be drawing to a close. It will engage with ongoing debates in the region on the role of extractivism for development models and discuss newly emerging social movements in this context.

Prof. Svampa will also be presenting at the University of Cambridge (Thursday 19th April, 4.30pm) and at Queen Mary University of London (Wednesday 25th April, 6.30pm).

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This event is possible thanks to the support of:

Department of Politics and International Studies - University of Warwick

GRP International Development - University of Warwick

Instiute of Advanced Studies - University of Warwick