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‘You have to be with God and the Devil’: Linking Bolivia’s Extractive Industries and Local Development through Social Licences

Publicación del investigador principal del cluster Planificación Integrada Jonathan Barton en la revista Bulletin of Latin American Research.

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Title

‘You have to be with God and the Devil’: Linking Bolivia’s Extractive Industries and Local Development through Social Licences

Publication Type

Journal Article

Year of Publication

2014

Authors

Cecilia Campero y Jonathan Barton

Journal Title

Bulletin of Latin American Research

Keywords

Bolivia, local collaboration, mining, social licence, social responsibility, sustainable development.

Abstract

The social licence is an instrument that establishes the conditions for community acceptance of an extractive industry project in a locality. It emerges at the interface of debates on corporate social responsibility and indigenous rights in Bolivia. In this article, relations between mining com-panies and local communities are explored, with a particular focus on the role of participation and firm-based commitments to local develop-ment. The conclusions point to the limits of voluntary firm initiatives in strengthening local sustainable development. A more demanding regula-tory instrument is required that may facilitate mutual agreement on the terms by which resources are extracted.

DOI

10.1111/blar.12260

Corresponding Author

Jonathan Barton, Email: jbarton@uc.cl

Line (s) of Research

Integrated Planning

 

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