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Political settlements and the governance of COVID-19: mining, risk and territorial control in Peru

Peru's response to Covid-19 has favored large-scale mining interests while constraining livelihood possibilities for artisanal and small-scale miners. Large-scale mining has been offered opportunities to reinforce its role in territorial governance and been freed of certain regulatory requirements. In this essay we identify a significant risk that the response to Covid-19 facilitates authoritarian forms of government as a legitimate form of rule.

Additional Info

Author(s)
Gisselle Vila Benites
Publication Year
2020
Language
English
Publishing Institution Webpage
https://muse.jhu.edu/journal/240
Data Source Classification
Academic Study
Research Type
Both
Research Methodology
Primary - OBSERVATION, Secondary - PREVIOUS RESEARCH
Thematic Tags
Political, Conflict, Formalization, Governance, Large-scale Mining, COVID-19
Region
Latin America & Caribbean
Country
Peru
Last Updated
June 15, 2021