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Socio-Environmental Regimes and Local Visions

Transdisciplinary Experiences in Latin America

Editors: Arce Ibarra, M., Parra Vázquez, M.R., Bello Baltazar, E., Gomes de Araujo, L. (Eds.)

  • Introduces a range of transdisciplinary approaches to address livelihoods, poverty, and environmental degradation problems
  • Includes case studies on how global socio-environmental regimes are impacting rural and indigenous producers’ livelihoods and traditions Reveals the power relations and interactions between multi-level agents that operationalize public policies in rural production systems in Latin AmericaProvides insights on devising new public policy and policy opportunities
  • Draws on collaborative work and collective dialogues involving anthropologists, sociologists, political scientists, lawyers, biologists, ecologists, agricultural engineers, forest engineers, economists, natural resource administrators, and educators
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This book presents oral histories, collective dialogues, and analyses of rural and indigenous livelihoods facing global socio-environmental regime change in Latin America (LA). Since the late twentieth century, rural and indigenous producers in LA, including agriculturists, coffee-growers, as well as small-scale farmers/fishers, and others, have had to resist, cope with, or adapt to a range of neoliberal socio-environmental regimes that impact their territories and associated resources, including water, production systems and ultimately their cultural traditions. In response, rural producers are using local visions and innovation niches to decide what, when, and how to resist, cope with uncertainty, and still be successful in using their customary laws to retain their land rights and livelihoods.
This book presents a range of ethnically diverse case studies from LA, which addresses socio-environmental, educational, and law regimes’ effects using transdisciplinary research approaches in rural, traditional and indigenous production systems. Based on both, the results and insights gained into how producers are resisting and adapting to these regimes, as well as decades of research carried out in LA rural territories by the participating authors, the book puts forward a baseline for devising new public policies that are better suited to the real challenges of livelihoods, poverty, and environmental degradation in LA. These recommendations are rooted in post-development thinking; they promote territorial public policy with social inclusion and a human’s rights approach. 
The book draws on over 20 years of research carried out by LA’s academics and their undergraduate and graduate students who have addressed collaborative work, participatory research, and transdisciplinary approaches with rural commons and communities in LA. It features 19 case studies, with contributions from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Honduras, and Mexico.

About the authors

Dr. Arce Ibarra has been a Researcher at El Colegio de la Frontera Sur (ECOSUR) in Mexico since 1996. Initially trained as a fisheries biologist, her current research interests have expanded to include the commons and community-based conservation, small-scale fisheries, valuation of the environment (including ecological economics) and transdisciplinary approaches to the viability and sustainability of small-scale production systems. Dr. Ibarra holds a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary studies from Dalhousie University. She was a member of the FAO-WECAFC spiny lobster Working Group and part of the Steering Committee for the United Nations Development Program COMPACT (Maya communities-Sian Ka’an). She is currently involved with the Community Conservation Research Network and Too Big To Ignore: Global Partnerships for Small Scale Fisheries. 
Dr. Parra Vázquez has been a Researcher at ECOSUR since 1982. Trained as an agricultural engineer, he holds a Master’s degree in agricultural sciences and a Ph.D. in Economics. His main research interest is in interwoven problems of conservation and development in peasant communities, and addressing these problems from the perspective of participatory action research. His research approach encompasses several aspects of analysis, notably the family, community, territorial, and regional scales. He is a member of ECOSUR’s Research Group for coffee-growing areas in Mexico. 
Dr. Bello Baltazar has been a Researcher/Scientist at ECOSUR, Mexico since 1997. Trained as an agronomist, he also holds a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology. Currently, his research interests include: socio-environmental processes of conservation, local territory and territorialities, family and community-based ecotourism, and transdisciplinary approaches addressing the viability and sustainability of small-scale production systems. From 2009 to 2012, he led a transdisciplinary project and a collaboration network on socio-environmental innovation in southern Mexico. 
Dr. Araujo’s background is in Ecology (Master’s degree from the University of Campinas, 2007) and she holds a Ph.D. in Environment and Society (2014). She chiefly works as a researcher in the field of management and conservation of natural commons, and as a facilitator of participatory and social processes related to community-based conservation and local development initiatives.  She currently holds a research position in the project Unlocking Economic Opportunities to Scale Forest and Landscape Restoration in Brazil, and is a member of Commons Conservation and Management Research. 

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Socio-Environmental Regimes and Local Visions
Book Subtitle
Transdisciplinary Experiences in Latin America
Editors
  • Minerva Arce Ibarra
  • Manuel Roberto Parra Vázquez
  • Eduardo Bello Baltazar
  • Luciana Gomes de Araujo
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-49767-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-49767-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-49766-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 489
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations, 67 illustrations in colour
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