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Kröger , M , Hagolani-Albov , S & Gills , B 2021 , Extractivisms . in C P Krieg & R Toivanen (eds) , Situating Sustainability : A Handbook of Contexts and Concepts . Helsinki University Press , Helsinki , pp. 239-252 . https://doi.org/10.33134/HUP-14-17

Title: Extractivisms
Author: Kröger, Markus; Hagolani-Albov, Sophia; Gills, Barry
Editor: Krieg, C. Parker; Toivanen, Reetta
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Global Development Studies
University of Helsinki, Global Development Studies
University of Helsinki, Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)
Publisher: Helsinki University Press
Date: 2021-11-22
Language: eng
Number of pages: 14
Belongs to series: Situating Sustainability A Handbook of Contexts and Concepts
ISBN: 978-952-369-050-9
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/336691
Abstract: Unsustainable extraction of natural resources has come under increasing criticism since the 2000s, as global commodity prices have risen, and new waves of land grabbing and investing have put resource politics in the limelight of global development. The concept of extractivism has been gaining scholarly and policy relevance and is becoming more widely used as an organizing concept to explore a range of unsustainable practices. The study of extractivism and its impacts extends to the deeper historical and structural features that underlie unsustainable practices, including economic models and ideologies. The concept of extractivism is useful for highlighting the deeper and systemic roots of unsustainability. The phenomena surrounding resistance to extractivism are highly useful for understanding the often-overlooked struggles of local communities. It is through such local struggles that communities may pursue more sustainable land-use practices, and more just socio-ecological conditions. This resistance often involves a deep critique and rethinking of the ways of understanding and conceptualizing nature, through which alternatives to extractivism, as a basis for sustainability, can be developed.
Subject: 1172 Environmental sciences
5203 Global Development Studies

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