This course examines current political, economic and social debates concerning extractive industry, placing these in the context of longer histories of global imperialism and colonialism. Following a review of conceptual approaches to natural resource `extraction`, the course will examine contemporary global regulation and resistance to it, focusing upon the state, the corporation, the resource, the affected community, and the (global) social movement as units of analysis.
Course Credit Exclusion: ES/ENVS 4310 3.0 Extraction and its Discontents: A Social History and Political Economy
Pre-Requisite: Fourth year standing or by permission of the instructor. Students with Third year standing may have access subject to space availability and approval from the Faculty.
Programs: Global Geography / Sustainable Environmental Management