New database on legal & quasi-legal actions in the context of natural resource governance

Author: the Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS), School of Advanced Study, University of London, Published on: 13 June 2019

"The Legal Cultures of the Subsoil", Jun 2019

The Legal Cultures of the Subsoil: The Judicialization of Environmental Politics in Central America is an ESRC-funded anthropological project that explores legal and quasi-legal actions in the context of natural resource governance. Controversies over the fate of non-renewable natural resources have increasingly taken the shape of the jural. This project pursues research on the legal repertoires at work in disputes over subsoil resources (specifically minerals) while aiming to map out these repertoires.

The project focuses on four Central American countries (El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua) that have been understudied when it comes to non-renewable resources and that share ecological conditions as well as a similar political history, including relatively recent processes of democratization. It also includes research at global sites (Washington, DC, Geneva and London) where key actors involved in legal actions relating to environmental politics are based...

[Includes blogs and database]

Read the full post here