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Author Kröger, Markus, 1980- author.

Title Iron will : global extractivism and mining resistance in Brazil and India / Markus Kröger.

Publication Info. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2020.


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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 297 pages) : illustrations, maps
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Resistance and investment outcomes -- Theory of investment politics and spatial changes -- Nonarmed resistance -- Armed conflicts -- Protesting by mass social movements -- Using a broad set of strategies -- Global and national coalitions -- Conclusion: Resisting the global political economy of extractivism.
Summary "Iron Will lays bare the role of extractivist policies and efforts to resist these policies through a deep ethnographic exploration of globally important iron ore mining in Brazil and India. Markus Kröger addresses resistance strategies to extractivism and tracks their success, or lack thereof, through a comparison of peaceful and armed resource conflicts, explaining how different means of resistance arise. Using the distinctly different contexts and political systems of Brazil and India highlights the importance of local context for resistance. For example, if there is an armed conflict at a planned mining site, how does this influence the possibility to use peaceful resistance strategies? To answer such questions, Kröger assesses the inter-relations of contentious, electoral, institutional, judicial, and private politics that surround conflicts and interactions, offering a new theoretical framework of "investment politics" that can be applied generally by scholars and students of social movements, environmental studies, and political economy, and even more broadly in Social Scientific and Environmental Policy research. By drawing on a detailed field research and other sources, this book explains precisely which resistance strategies are able to influence both political and economic outcomes. Kröger expands the focus of traditionally Latin American extractivism research to other contexts such as India and the growing extractivist movement in the Global North. In addition, as the book is a multi-sited political ethnography, it will appeal to sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists, geographers, and others using field research among other methods to understand globalization and global political interactions. It is the most comprehensive book on the political economy and ecology of iron ore and steel. This is astonishing, given the fact that iron ore is the second-most important commodity in the world after oil"-- Provided by publisher
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Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on November 18, 2020).
Access Open Access EbpS
Subject Iron mines and mining -- Social aspects -- Brazil.
Iron mines and mining -- Political aspects -- Brazil.
Iron mines and mining -- Social aspects -- India.
Iron mines and mining -- Political aspects -- India.
Social movements -- Brazil.
Social movements -- India.
Environmental protection -- Citizen participation.
Resistance (Philosophy)
Fer -- Mines et extraction -- Aspect social -- Brésil.
Fer -- Mines et extraction -- Aspect politique -- Brésil.
Fer -- Mines et extraction -- Aspect social -- Inde.
Fer -- Mines et extraction -- Aspect politique -- Inde.
Mouvements sociaux -- Brésil.
Mouvements sociaux -- Inde.
Environnement -- Protection -- Participation des citoyens.
Résistance (Philosophie)
Environmental protection -- Citizen participation
Resistance (Philosophy)
Social movements
Other Form: Print version: Kröger, Markus, 1980- Iron will. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2020 9780472132126 (DLC) 2020027871
ISBN 9780472902392 (electronic book)
0472902393 (electronic book)
047212711X (electronic book)
9780472127115 (electronic bk.)
9780472132126 (hardcover)
Standard No. 10.3998/mpub.11533186 doi
AU@ 000067575293

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