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Stephen G. Sherwood and Myriam Paredes

Based on reflective practice over 15 years in Ecuador, the authors examine the perpetuation of knowingly harmful public policy in highly toxic pesticides. They study how actors cooperate, collude, and collide in advancing certain technological agenda, even when against public interests. Ultimately, entrenchment of perspective opened up space for arrival of new social actors and competing activity and transition. In light of struggles for sustainability, the authors find neglected policy opportunities in the heterogeneity of peoples' daily practices and countermovements, leading to a call for further attention to the inherently incoherent, complex, and irresolvable human face of sociotechnical change.

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Natural Resources by Numbers

The Promise of “El uno por mil” in Ecuador’s Yasuní-ITT Oil Operations

Amelia Fiske

in particular is the emblematic “lungs of the earth” in which the preservation of its forest is often keyed to the survival of humanity. In the case of Ecuador, mounting environmental concern internationally occurred in the same period during which

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Shubhi Sharma, Rachel Golden Kroner, Daniel Rinn, Camden Burd, Gregorio Ortiz, John Burton, Angus Lyall, Pierre du Plessis, Allison Koch, Yvan Schulz, Emily McKee, Michael Berman, and Peter C. Little

, Tammy. 2016. Ecuador’s Environmental Movements: Ecoimperialists, Ecodependents, and Ecoresisters . Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. 296 pp. ISBN: 978-0-2625-2877-1. For environmentalists in Ecuador, President Rafael Correa’s so-called Citizens’ Revolution

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J. Cristobal Pizarro and Brendon M. H. Larson

, Ecuador), and La Paz (0.8 million, Bolivia) ( United Nations 2015 ). Participants’ routes in North America were also diverse. Although their routes in North America number only one-third as many as their roots, they included four Canadian provinces and six

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Dan Brockington

dissent, and liberating alternatives, than the critique has thus far allowed. Fiske examines the case of the Yasuní Ishpingo-Tambococha-Tiputini (Yasuní-ITT) oil concession in Ecuador as a means of understanding how subterranean resources are governed. In

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“Rights of Things”

A Posthumanist Approach to Law?

Doris Schweitzer

regarded as legal entities, having been transformed from an object of law ( res ) into a subject of law ( persona ). In Bolivia and Ecuador, the “Rights of Nature” have even gained constitutional status via reference to indigenous concepts (Pachamama

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Ariela Zycherman

including Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador, and similarly many new farmers were unprepared for the realities of Amazonian environments and were unsuccessful, leading to forest degradation, out-migration, and land consolidation throughout the greater Amazon

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Evert Van de Vliert

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Susann Baez Ullberg

. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. Ferraro , Emilia . 2011 . “ Trueque: An Ethnographic Account of Barter, Trade and Money in Andean Ecuador ”. The Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology 16 ( 1 ): 168 – 184 . 10.1111/j.1935

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Humans, Plants, and Networks

A Critical Review

Laura Calvet-Mir and Matthieu Salpeteur

Peruvian Migrants in the United Kingdom and in Their Countries of Origin .” Journal of Ethnopharmacology 136 , no. 1 : 27 – 54 . 10.1016/j.jep.2011.03.038 Crissman , Charles C. , and Jorge E. Uquillas . 1989 . Seed Potato Systems in Ecuador: A