PhD defence by Natacha Bruna

Extractivism, rural livelyhoods and accumulation in a 'ClimateSmart' world: The rise of green extractivism.
PhD student

Natacha Bruna

Friday 8 Oct 2021, 15:00 - 16:30
PhD defence
Spoken Language
This defence will take place online
International Institute of Social Studies
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Due to the coronavirus, the defence will take place online. You can follow the proceedings via ISS Livestream.

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On 8 October, Natacha Bruna will defend her thesis 'Extractivism, rural livelyhoods and accumulation in a "ClimateSmart" world: The rise of green extractivism.'

By analysing the implementation and outcomes of green policies, this study shows that new strategies of capital accumulation arise through the creation of new commodities, markets, vehicles of accumulation and ways of legitimizing capital accumulation.

These emerging processes of commodification bring along new waves of expropriation that further cut into the necessary consumption of rural populations. Insights from empirical cases explored in this research show how this new wave of green investments and projects, directly linked to climate change concerns, are further expropriating livelihoods and fuelling capital accumulation in the name of the fight against climate change.

Doctoral Board


Professor Arjun Bedi

Doctoral dissertation supervisors

Professor Jun Borras
Professor Murat Arsel

Members of the Full Doctoral Committee

Professor Ruth Hall, University of the Western Cape
Professor Dzodzi Tsikata, University of Ghana
Dr Carlos Nuno Castel-Branco, University of Lisbon
Professor Anja Nygren, University of Helsinki
Dr Oane Visser, ISS

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