Rethinking the extractive/productive binary under neoliberalism

Authored by: Sonja Killoran-McKibbin , Anna Zalik

The Handbook of Neoliberalism

Print publication date:  June  2016
Online publication date:  July  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138844001
eBook ISBN: 9781315730660
Adobe ISBN: 9781317549666


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Increased geopolitical manoeuvring for resource access and a move into commodities over finance as an outlet for surplus capital has attracted growing public and scholarly attention to the global reach of extractive industries. The organization of extraction transnationally demonstrates the persistence of divisions between global North and South as well as rapid shifts in the extractive economies associated with both financialization and the rise of the BRICS. The extensification and intensification of extraction has increasingly provoked localized conflicts at sites of industrial activity. These changes call for a renewed examination of extractive processes, as they are constituted under neoliberal capitalism.

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