Development and Conflict at the Ecological Margins: Grassroots Approaches to Democracy and Natural Resources

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Title:
Development and Conflict at the Ecological Margins: Grassroots Approaches to Democracy and Natural Resources
Author:
Holst, Joshua
Issue Date:
2015
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
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Abstract:
How can politically and ecologically vulnerable groups come to productively govern the development process? The current environmental crisis is felt most intensely by marginalized groups whose livelihoods, food security, and health are threatened as development-driven environmental problems increase. This study looks at the intersection between the state, the economy, and the grassroots as key decision-makers shape the development trajectory: environmental factions of the rebels-turned-politicians in Aceh, Indonesia, the pro-autonomy indigenous movement in the Ecuadorian Amazon, and pro-democracy insurgents in the United States. The subsequent chapters track and analyze the varied fates of insurgents in each site as they attempt to democratize the state and acquire control over local ecologies. The conclusion explores these movements as the tip of a much deeper iceberg of conflict between extractive development and anti-colonialism.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Colonialism; Decentralization; International Development; Political Ecology; Social Movements; Anthropology; Civil War
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Anthropology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Baro, Mamadou; Park, Thomas

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleDevelopment and Conflict at the Ecological Margins: Grassroots Approaches to Democracy and Natural Resourcesen_US
dc.creatorHolst, Joshuaen
dc.contributor.authorHolst, Joshuaen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.releaseDissertation Not Available (per Author's Request)en
dc.description.abstractHow can politically and ecologically vulnerable groups come to productively govern the development process? The current environmental crisis is felt most intensely by marginalized groups whose livelihoods, food security, and health are threatened as development-driven environmental problems increase. This study looks at the intersection between the state, the economy, and the grassroots as key decision-makers shape the development trajectory: environmental factions of the rebels-turned-politicians in Aceh, Indonesia, the pro-autonomy indigenous movement in the Ecuadorian Amazon, and pro-democracy insurgents in the United States. The subsequent chapters track and analyze the varied fates of insurgents in each site as they attempt to democratize the state and acquire control over local ecologies. The conclusion explores these movements as the tip of a much deeper iceberg of conflict between extractive development and anti-colonialism.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen
dc.subjectColonialismen
dc.subjectDecentralizationen
dc.subjectInternational Developmenten
dc.subjectPolitical Ecologyen
dc.subjectSocial Movementsen
dc.subjectAnthropologyen
dc.subjectCivil Waren
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropologyen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorBaro, Mamadouen
dc.contributor.advisorPark, Thomasen
dc.contributor.committeememberBaro, Mamadouen
dc.contributor.committeememberPark, Thomasen
dc.contributor.committeememberNichter, Marken
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