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Understanding Opposition and Support for Resource Extraction

September 5, 2019 @ 11:00 pm - 12:00 am

Calgary- Latin American Research Center -University of Calgary

Dr. Moisés Arce, Professor and Scott and Marjorie Cowen Chair in Latin American Social Sciences, Department of Political Science, Tulane University

Using the results from public opinion surveys in Peru, Nicaragua and South Africa, Dr. Arce examines the environmental, economic, political and sociological attitudes of those who support and oppose extractive activities. His research focuses on extractive areas characterized by sustained challenges against extraction. The surveys seek to explain the conditions under which environmental concerns related to water or land are outweighed by economic expectations related to job opportunities and improved welfare.

Moisés Arce is Professor and the Scott and Marjorie Cowen Chair in Latin American Social Sciences in the Department of Political Science at Tulane University. He received his Ph.D. in 2000 from the University of New Mexico. He is the author of Market Reform in Society (Penn State Press, 2005), Resource Extraction and Protest in Peru (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014), and co-editor of Protest and Democracy (University of Calgary Press, 2019).

He is the author of numerous articles in such journals as: Comparative Politics, European Political Science Review, International Organization, Latin American Politics and Society, Party Politics, Studies in Comparative International Development, and World Politics.

His research has been funded by grants from the National Science Foundation and the Social Science Research Council. He previously taught at the University of Missouri and Louisiana State University. Professor Arce has served as a Visiting Fulbright Lecturer at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (2003) and as a Visiting Professor at the University of Tokyo (2014).


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