Dr Barbara HogenboomDr Barbara Hogenboom

Associate Professor of Political Science
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Barbara Hogenboom is Associate Professor of Political Science. For her doctoral research Mexico and the NAFTA Environment Debate. The Transnational Politics of Economic Integration she received the award for the Best Dutch Political Science Dissertation of the Year (1998).

She is managing editor of the European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies (ERLACS). From 2011-2015 she coordinated ENGOV, the collaborative research project ‘Environmental Governance in Latin America and the Caribbean: Developing Frameworks for Sustainable and Equitable Natural Resource Use', funded by the European Union (FP7).

Research interests

Her main field of interest are the politics and the governance of development and environment, studied from the angle of international political economy. Her research is on the political dimensions of Latin America’s economic policies and practices; environmental conflicts and natural resource governance; the role of social movements and the private sector; and the nature and effects of globalization and regionalization.
Her recent publications and presentations deal with environmental governance in Latin America, the politics of mining and oil, China-Latin America relations, and Chinese influences in the Latin American oil sector. Her research on the latter is part of the joint Chinese-Dutch project ‘The transnationalization of China’s oil industry: Company strategies, embedded projects and relations with institutions and stakeholders in resource-rich countries’ (2013-2017).

Selected Publications of Dr Barbara Hogenboom

— (2016) Environmental Governance in Latin America (edited with Fabio de Castro & Michiel Baud), London: Palgrave Macmillan (320 pp.), Open Access!
Also published in Spanish and in Portuguese: Gobernanza Ambiental en América Latina; Governança Ambiental na América Latina

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— (2016) The Extractive Imperative in Latin America, special issue edited with Murat Arsel and Lorenzo Pellegrini, The Extractive Industries and Society, Vol. 3, Issue 4.

— (2016) ‘Debating Alternative Development at the Mining Frontier: Buen Vivir and the Conflict around El Mirador Mine in Ecuador’ (with Karolien van Teijlingen), Journal of Developing Societies, vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 1-39.

— (2015) ‘New elites around South America’s strategic resources’, in: Environmental politics in Latin America: Elite dynamics, the left tide and sustainable development, Benedicte Bull and Mariel-Aguilar-Stoen (eds), London & New York: Routledge: 113-130.

— (2014) ‘Latin America and China's transnationalizing oil industry: A political economy assessment of new relations’, Perspectives on Global Development and Technology 13: 626-647.

— (2014) The Extraction and Conservation of Natural Resources in South America. Recent Trends and Challenges, Fábio de Castro, Pitou van Dijck and Barbara Hogenboom, Cuadernos del CEDLA no. 27, Amsterdam: CEDLA (including her chapter ‘South American Minerals at the Crossroads of Global Markets, National Politics, and Local Needs’: 1-22).

— (2012) 'The New Politics of Mineral Extraction in Latin America', Special Issue of Journal of Developing Societies (guest editor: Barbara Hogenboom), Vol. 28, No. 2, June, including her article 'Depoliticized and Repolitiziced Minerals in Latin America'.

— (2010) Latin America Facing China: South-South Relations beyond the Washington Consensus (edited with Alex E. Fernando Jilberto), CEDLA Latin America Studies 98, Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books. The paperback edition and the e-book were released in 2012.

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— (2009) ‘The New Left and Mineral Politics: What’s New?European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies 87, October 2009, pp. 93-102.

— (2008) Big Business and Economic Development: Conglomerates and Economic Groups in Developing Countries and Transition Economies under Globalisation (edited with Alex E. Fernando Jilberto), Routledge Studies in International Business and the World Economy no. 36, London & New York, Routledge, 428pp.

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