Regional Context and Socioenvironmental Conflicts
Conflict (environmental or not) always takes place in determined contexts that generate disputes between different interests. In this regard, they also produce costs and opportunities for collective action. The task proposed in this research project consists in connecting this research supposition to mechanisms and processes that help explaining how a certain type of regional or territorial context may become a pattern of socioenvironmental conflict. To achieve this goal we employ the first subnational level of five South American countries as units of observation (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru).
This project employs a multiple-analytic strategy that combines: a) the typological analysis of regions to identify differences and systematic patterns, b) the spatial analysis, identifying territorial clusters and c) comparative case studies using a design of the Most Similar Cases in Antofagasta and Atacama (Chile). As organizational strategy and for the gradual diffusion of the research findings, this work has been divided in four sections or work packages:
These are some of the expected results for this project:
This is an international research project with the collaboration between CompassLab, the Political Science Area of the University of Salamanca, and the research network desiguALdades.net of the Free University Berlin.
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