'The rise of Agro-Extractive Capitalism: Insights from Guatemala in the early 21st century'
On 10 September 2018, Alberto Alonso-Fradejas successfully defended his PhD thesis discussing how 21st century resource extractivism shapes the nature, character and directions of agro-environmental change, and with what implications for whom.
He focuses on Guatemala in the period 2006-2014. His findings suggest that the restructuring of the agricultural relations of production that results from the rise of flex crops and commodities complexes, as well as the political dynamics behind such an occurrence, underpin a distinct model of resource extractivism after the turn of the century.
Photos and video of the public defence