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Development

, Volume 49, Issue 3, pp 6–13 | Cite as

Difference and Conflict in the Struggle Over Natural Resources: A political ecology framework

  • Arturo Escobar
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  1. Conflicts over natural resources

Abstract

Arturo Escobar examines the increasing number of conflicts over natural resources around the world in response to neo-liberal globalization. He argues that such escalating environmental conflicts can be conceptually understood through three inter-related rubrics: economic, ecological, and cultural. His interest is in the relationship between difference and equality of access in economic, ecological, and cultural distribution conflicts in order to set out a political ecology framework. He asks that we treat economic, ecological, and cultural distribution as equally important. If we are to live in a peaceful, just and balanced modern social world we can no longer deny people their rights to their own cultures, ecologies, and economies.

Keywords

economics culture subalterns modernity globalization equality politics of place 

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