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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.
ISA 2024
Conference participation at the ISA 2024
From the third to the sixth of April, our postdoc researcher, Dr Luíza Cerioli, participated in the International Studies Association (ISA) Convention in San Francisco, United States. This year’s convention…
Conference Participation
Participation at the IRTC24 Conference
The project was present at the 2024 International Round Table on Materials Criticality (IRTC) that took place from the 21st to the 23rd of February in Turim, Italy. IRTC…


Internationally outstanding and distinguished interdisciplinary guest researchers support our project.
Eva Paus

Mount Holyoke College (USA)

Daniel Agramont Lechín

Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung Bolivien (Bolivia)

Guillermo Guzmán

Universidad Mayor de San Andrés (Bolivia)

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Mourad Ben Jelloul

University of Tunis (Tunisia)

Hajer Chakroun Ben Jelloul

University of Tunis El Manar (Tunisia)

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Samir Bellal

University Mouloud Mammeri de Tizi-Ouzou (Algeria)

Brahim Jaziri

University of Tunis (Tunisia)

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Luis Bértola

University of the Republic (Uruguay)

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Bruno Milanez

Federal University of Juiz de Fora (Brazil)

Manuel Sutherland

Central University of Venezuela (Republic of Venezuela)

Felix Dorn

University of Vienna (Austria)

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Luis Miguel Galindo Paliza

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (México)

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

Camila Ponce Lara
Dr. Camila Ponce Lara

Maghreb - Latin America

Jan-Michael Vogt


Katrin Metzger
Katrin Metzger

Latin America
(parental leave)



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