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The contributors investigate a broad range of emerging socio-environmental challenges faced by contemporary Latin America. By using environmental governance as an overarching analytical concept, they cross territorial, sectorial, and institutional boundaries to address the nature/society nexus.
About the Author
Fabio de Castro is Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies and Brazilian Studies at the Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation (CEDLA), University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. His research interests include local governance of natural resources, protected areas, agrarian transformations, and biofuel expansion in Latin America. Barbara Hogenboom is Senior Lecturer in Political Science at CEDLA. Her research interests include Latin American policies and politics of mineral extraction and natural resource use, and the influence of China's rise on the region.Michiel Baud is Director of CEDLA. His research interests includes indigenista ideologies and their influence on present-day academic interpretations of the Andes, the role of ethnic movements in Latin American politics, the construction of collective memories in present-day Latin America and the relationship between ethnic relations and environmental ideas in 19th and 20th century Latin America.