Debating alternative development at the mining frontier : Buen Vivir and the Conflict around El Mirador Mine in Ecuador

@inproceedings{Teijlingen2016DebatingAD,
  title={Debating alternative development at the mining frontier : Buen Vivir and the Conflict around El Mirador Mine in Ecuador},
  author={Karolien van Teijlingen and Barbara Hogenboom},
  year={2016}
}
In Ecuador, the recent introduction of mineral mining led to a conflictive debate on mining and development, particularly the concept of Buen Vivir (good living). This article examines the discourses on the mining–development nexus articulated in the conflict around the first large-scale mine of Ecuador, El Mirador. The findings indicate that although the conflict concerns tangible territorial transformations, it is also a struggle over meanings. In this struggle, Buen Vivir has become subject… CONTINUE READING