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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 – in extractivism. Latin America and the Maghreb exemplify this development model. We scrutinize the crisis scenarios, the resilience as well as the possibilities for change of the natural resource driven extractivist development model in Latin America and the Maghreb.

We do not conduct research on but with countries and 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 the core research of the team, the project conducts further activities such as workshops, conferences and public lecture series. The project translates the findings for politics, society and development cooperation. Find out more about the project activities.
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Extractivism Policy Brief 1/2022 – Out Now!
Natural resources are the essential pillar of humankind: They provide raw materials and energy used for economic and human activities. In the 21st century, raw materials and energy carriers remain…
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Call for Papers: CfP EISA/EWIS Workshop
CfP EISA/EWIS Workshop “The Dark Side of Sustainability and Uneven Global Development: Interlinking IR, Area Studies and Development Research”   Extractivism.de hosts a workshop at the 9th European Workshops in…
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Fellows

Internationally outstanding and distinguished interdisciplinary guest researchers support our project.
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FELLOW PROGRAM

INTERNATIONAL GUEST RESEARCHERS

The work of the research team is supported and strengthened by an international fellow program. Here we will inform you about project fellows as well as call for applications.

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:

Extractivism_policybrief-Letterhead_edited

Extractivism Policy Brief 1/2022 – Out Now!

Natural resources are the essential pillar of humankind: They provide raw materials and energy used for economic and human activities. In the 21st century, raw materials and energy carriers remain…
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Team

Both locations of the project at the University of Kassel and the Philipps-University Marburg are closely linked through an intensive exchange of personnel and regular joint events. This strengthens scientific cooperation and fosters innovation and supports the professional development of young researchers.
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
Luiza Cerioli

Latin America - Maghreb

Camila Ponce Lara
Dr. Camila Ponce Lara

Maghreb-Latin America

Katrin Metzger
Katrin Metzger

Latin America - Maghreb

Meret Jacob-Lakrimdi
Meret Jacob-Lakrimdi

Maghreb-Latin America

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Jan-Michael Vogt

Administration

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CONTACT

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