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THE PROJECT

NATURAL RESOURCE EXTRACTIVISM IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE MAGHREB

extractivism.de is a collaborative research project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The project investigates natural resource extractivism in Latin America and the Maghreb.

Natural resources and raw materials are among the most important lubricants of the global economy. Many countries in the Global South have specialized in the extraction and export of raw materials and natural resources – extractivism – and Latin America and the Maghreb are critical examples of this development model. Within our project, we scrutinize the many crisis scenarios, socio-economic contexts, resilience and transformative potentials for development models based on extractivism in Latin America and the Maghreb.

We do not simply conduct research on, but with regions outside of Europe.

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Our project combines:

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Social Research in and together with the Global South

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International Research Network and Fellows

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Transfer of Research Findings into Politics and Society

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ACTIVITIES

In addition to our team's core research, the project conducts further activities such as workshops, conferences, policy briefs and public lecture series. We seek to directly translate our findings into policy recommendations and aim to initiate cooperation with the civil society and the politically active public. Find out more about the project activities below.
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Öl und Mittelschicht im Iran
Lecture Series on 08.12.2022, 18:00h to 20:00h in Marburg Lecture from Prof. Dr. Mohammad Reza Farzanegan (Philipps-Universität Marburg) Abstract The lecture examines the impact of oil revenues on the size…
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Lieferkettengesetze und Zertifizierung von Ressourcen
Lecture Series on 01.12.2022, 18:00h to 20:00h in Kassel Lecture from Prof. Dr. Lena Partzsch (Freie Universität Berlin) Abstract Supply chain laws and certifications of raw materials are receiving more…
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Petrolismus im Nahen Osten
Lecture Series on 24.11.2022, 18:00h to 20:00h in Kassel Lecture from Prof. Dr. Martin Beck (University of Kurdistan Hewlêr) Abstract In the Middle East, oil and the rent income derived…
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Fellows

Internationally outstanding and distinguished interdisciplinary guest researchers support our project.
Prof. Dr. Hartmut Elsenhans
Hartmut Elsenhans

University of Leipzig

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Cecilia Gárgano

National University of San Martín

Moustapha Taleb Heidi_neu_edited
Moustapha Taleb Heidi

Centre de Recherchers de l'Ouest Saharien

Rafael Dominguez_edited
Rafael Domínguez

University of Cantabria

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Pedro Alarcón

University of Giessen

Sajjad Faraji Dizaji_edited
Sajjad Faraji Dizaji

Tarbiat Modares University

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Julieta Godfrid

Autonomous University of Chile

Mourad-Ouchichi
Mourad Ouchichi

University of Bejaia

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Roger Merino

Universidad del Pacífico

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Juan Pablo Jiménez

University of Buenos Aires

Fatiha Talahite
Fatiha Talahite

University of Paris Nanterre

The project results are made accessible to the academic public through international publications. For politics, society and development cooperation, we present our findings in adequate formats.

Click for an overview of the project publications:

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Team

The University of Kassel and the Philipps-University Marburg host the project cooperatively, being closely linked through intensive interaction among staff and regular joint events. This strengthens scientific cooperation, fosters innovation and supports our team's professional growth, in particular of the young-career scholars.
Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Burchardt
Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Burchardt

Principal Investigator

Prof. Dr. Rachid Ouaissa
Prof. Dr. Rachid Ouaissa

Principal Investigator

Dr. Hannes Warnecke-Berger
Dr. Hannes Warnecke-Berger

Project Coordinator

Luiza Cerioli
Luíza Cerioli

Latin America - Maghreb

Camila Ponce Lara
Dr. Camila Ponce Lara

Maghreb - Latin America

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Jan-Michael Vogt

Administration

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CONTACT

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