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The members examine a vast variety of rising socio-environmental demanding situations confronted through modern Latin the USA. by utilizing environmental governance as an overarching analytical inspiration, they move territorial, sectorial, and institutional obstacles to deal with the nature/society nexus.

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Hogenboom (eds), The Extraction and Conservation of Natural Resources in Latin America: Recent Trends and Challenges. Cuadernos CEDLA 27 (Amsterdam: CEDLA). E. (2008) “Water Struggles, Citizenship and Governance in Latin America”, Development 51: 72–76. Cleaver, F. (2002) “Reinventing Institutions: Bricolage and the Social Embeddedness of Natural Resource Management”, The European Journal of Development Research 14(2): 11–30. E. and Hogenboom, B. (eds) (2004) Good Governance in the Era of Global Neoliberalism: Conflict and Depolitization in Latin America, Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa (New York: Routledge).

For the construction of a small brick house, 37 tons of firewood may have been needed. This would mean that the buildings of the city of Rio de Janeiro by 1890 cost the deforestation of 200 square kilometres (Dean, 1995: 196–197). He may have overstated his case and exaggerated the importance of wood as the principal source of energy for Brazil’s urban growth (Brannstrom, 2005), but there is no doubt that the relentless progress promoted by Latin American elites came at the cost of rapid deforestation.

Harvey, D. (2003) The New Imperialism (Oxford: Oxford University Press). Haarstad, H. ) (2012) New Political Spaces in Latin American Natural Resource Governance (New York: Palgrave Macmillan). Helmke, G. and Levitsky, S. (eds) (2006) Informal Institutions and Democracy: Lessons from Latin America (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press). Hogenboom, B. (2012) “Depoliticized and Repoliticized Minerals in Latin America”, Journal of Developing Societies 28(2):133–158. E. and Sikkink, K. (1998) Activists Beyond Borders: Advocacy Networks in International Politics (Ithaca: Cornell University Press).

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