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NATURAL RESOURCE EXTRACTIVISM IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE MAGHREB 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.


Our project combines:


Social Research in and together with the Global South

Extraktivismus Folgen

International Research Network and Fellows


Transfer of Research Findings into Politics and Society



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.
Extractivism Annual International Conference 2024
The Conference Theme is a collaborative research project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) based at the University of Kassel and the Philipps University…


Internationally outstanding and distinguished interdisciplinary guest researchers support our project.
Ignacio Sabbatella

Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences

Pedro Romero Marques

University of São Paulo

Mohamed Ismail Sabry

Erasmus University of Rotterdam

Hanen Keskes

Natural Resource Governance Institute

Beth Stratford

University College of London
(United Kingdom)

Laura García-Montoya

University of Toronto

Raouf Farrah

Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC) (Switzerland)

Ouafa Haddioui


Veronica Robert

National University of San Martín

Teresa Kramarz

University of Toronto

Ramon Pichs-Madruga

Intergovernmental Panel on
Climate Change (Cuba)

Samir Bellal

University Mouloud Mammeri de
Tizi-Ouzou (Algeria)

Osmel Manzano

Inter-American Development Bank
Georgetown University (USA)

Juan Infante-Amate

University of Granada

Rebeka Gluhbegovic

Phillips University Marburg

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:

Occasional Paper Series

Bringing heterodoxy back into a world of pessimism

Extractivism Occasional Paper 01/2024: Bringing Heterodoxy Back into a World of Pessimism Abstract The world is one of crises. In fact, it seems that a persistent characteristic of our planetary…

Environmental Tax Reform in Latin America

Humanity faces one of the most significant challenges in its history. The world must rapidly move toward decarbonized economies that minimize natural resource use to


The prevailing trend was that oil and gas were seen primarily as a matter of market mechanisms and competition rules, even if they were related



The University of Kassel and the Philipps-University Marburg host the project cooperatively, 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 particularly 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
Dr. Luíza Cerioli

Latin America - Maghreb

Johann Eschenburg

Latin America

Jan-Michael Vogt


Camila Ponce Lara
Dr. Camila Ponce Lara

Maghreb - Latin America

Katrin Metzger
Katrin Metzger

Latin America
(parental leave)



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