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#457 Local impacts and “spill-over effects in reverse”: the construction of a subaltern cosmopolitan legality against extractivism

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First name Jorge Middle name Eliécer Last name Sánchez-Maldonado
Title Mg. Sc. Organization / Institution Corporación Universitaria del Meta Department Escuela Derecho y Ciencias Sociales
Address Cra 32 # 34-06. 4to Piso Edificio Héroes del Pantano Postal / Zip code 500001 Country CO
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Abstract title

Local impacts and “spill-over effects in reverse”: the construction of a subaltern cosmopolitan legality against extractivism

Abstract text

Extractivism in South America generates local impacts and spill-over effects (Gudynas, 2013). The former refer to the effects that extractivist undertakings have on the territories of the communities and show the violation of human rights, economic, social and cultural dynamics, as well as ruptures in the ecosystem interactions in the territories. The second, transcend the scale of the local to affect the notions of justice and compensation, as well as the ways of understanding “the environmental” by the States, notions that are the basis of the policies that allow the existence and operation of extractivism in their territories. On the other hand, extractivism not only has an economic dimension but also ontological and epistemic dimensions that serve as “conditions of possibility” for extractivism as a way of being and being in the world (Grosfoguel, 2016). In this way, it is possible to have a vision of extractivism that goes beyond the political economy and that implies not only material appropriations but also the appropriation and production of knowledge. Thinking on the side of the struggle of the women of Fuerza de Mujeres Wayuu in La Guajira in Colombia against the Cerrejón mine, this communication argues that it is also possible to speak of local impacts and spill-over effects in reverse: that is, the generation of local struggles that become global and that pose challenges to the way of weaving solidarity and legal pluralisms in defense of territory and life.

Conference topic

Panel no. 11 - Responding Extractivist Reforms - Global Contexts and Local Insights on Neoliberal Extractive Policies

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This abstract was reviewed on 2021-01-05 17:57h by Schoeneich

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