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.
Our project combines:
Social Research in and together with the Global South
International Research Network and Fellows
Transfer of Research Findings into Politics and Society
Click for an overview of the project publications:
Transformation or persistence of the extractivist model? The challenges for Gabriel Boric’s government
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro seems to be somewhat confused on how to tackle the Ukraine-Russia conflict in a way that aligns with his interests. In
The impulse for the recent transformations in the Arab world came from the Maghreb. Research on the region has been on the rise since, yet
Questioning the neoliberal extractivist model from the south. Capitalism, territories and resistance
We would like to share the book “Questioning the neoliberal extractivist model from the south. Capitalism, territories and resistance”. Where the postdoctoral researcher of
Re-Configurations. Contextualizing Transformation Processes and Lasting Crises in the Middle East and North Africa
This edited volume is an open access title and assembles both the historical consciousness and transformation of the MENA region in various disciplinary and topical
In the wake of high world market prices at the beginning of the 21st century, many commodity exporting states experienced an enormous economic boom. In