(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Governmental extractivism in Colombia : legislation, securitization and the local settings of mining control

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Dept. of Geography & Geology, Univ., Copenhagen, DANEMARK


This article examines governmental extractivism in La Toma in the Alto Cauca region (Colombia) through legislation, securitization and the local settings of mining control. It first identifies two official architectures of rights: one supporting the private accumulation of capital through the foreign exploitation of mining resources and the other aiming to concede ethnic rights. It then demonstrates that a violent dispute has developed in the overlap between the geographies of mining concessions and the geographies of ethnic communities within the territorial settings of mining control. It concludes that the country's previous two presidencies have actively promoted differentiated access to and control over land-based resources, excluding Afrodescendant communities from accessing the environmental goods in their territories while favouring private actors


Article of periodic

published at : Political geography / ISSN 0962-6298

Editor : Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford - ROYAUME-UNI (1992)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 38 [pp. 68-78]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 1 carte



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