Disputes over land and water rights in gold mining : the case of Cerro de San Pedro, Mexico | Land Portal

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December 2016
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This article analyzes different visions and positions in a conflict between the developer of an open-pit mine in Mexico and project opponents using the echelons of rights analysis framework, distinguishing four layers of dispute: contested resources; contents of rules and regulations; decision-making power; and discourses. Complexities in this study manifest how communities’ land and water rights are circumvented by governmental bodies and ambivalent regulations favouring the large mining company. This process is importantly reinforced by international trade legislation. Multi-actor, multi-scale alliances may offer opportunities to foster environmental and social justice solutions.

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Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

Stoltenborg, Didi
Boelens, Rutgerd

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