Noticias | 10 septiembre, 2020
Nuevo artículo del investigador Eduardo Dargent disponible
El investigador Eduardo Dargent
ha publicado recientemente, junto a la investigadora Viviana Baraybar, el artículo "State Responses to the Gold Rush in the Andes (2004–2018): The Politics of State Action (and Inaction)", en el journal Studies in Comparative International Development.
El artículo actualmente es de acceso abierto en la plataforma Springer.
Abstract: Despite many similarities, the gold rush that hit the Andean countries in 2004 elicited
different state responses in Bolivia, Colombia, and Peru. Initially, there was a lack of
enforcement of regulations towards informal mining, but eventually Colombia (2009) and
later Peru (2011) enforced regulations with mixed results. Bolivia, on the other hand, has not
enforced such regulations. At first, this may appear to be a matter of state capacity; however,
a closer look uncovers different motivations behind these state actions (and inaction). We
propose that the nature of social actors (or the lack of social actors) who profited from the
gold boom, along with international and domestic pressures, are a crucial determinant of
these different government responses. We explore this proposal through an analysis of the
cases before and during the gold rush using a mix of archival research and interviews with
key government actors. These findings allow us to distinguish empirically between forms of
state inaction—standoff and forbearance—with distinct political consequences.
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