Hydro-Social Territories and Mining in Cajamarca, Peru: Environmental Monitoring as Political Tools

C. Yacoub Lopez, J.M.C. Vos, R.A. Boelens

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Abstract

The present article evaluates how mining enterprises rely on monitoring as a political tool in socio-environmental confl ict areas. It analyzes the case of
a watershed affected by stripped gold mining operations in Cajamarca, Peru. The essay differentiates the different stages of the monitoring process to
determine how it becomes a tool that promotes the legitimizing discourse of mining interests. On the other hand a critical examination of the environmental
monitoring processes may support civic political actions that confront the entrenched power of the extractive enterprises.
Translated title of the contributionHydro-Social Territories and Mining in Cajamarca, Peru: Environmental Monitoring as Political Tools
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)163-175
JournalAgua y Territorio
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Territorios hidro-sociales y minería en Cajamarca, Perú. Monitoreos ambientales como herramientas políticas. / Yacoub Lopez, C.; Vos, J.M.C.; Boelens, R.A.

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