Multistakeholder Workshop 1: Demystifying North-South biases on commons-research narratives through the Latin American case

Add to Calendar 10/11/2021 12:00 PM 10/11/2021 02:00 PM America/Phoenix Multistakeholder Workshop 1: Demystifying North-South biases on commons-research narratives through the Latin American case The contributors of this discussion are two Latin American researchers and two Latin American community leaders, whose perceptions and insights about the central topic are based on their trajectories and affiliations with North and South countries. The discussion builds upon a brief exposition of Northern and Southern narratives on Latin American commons, drawn from the literature. Three groups of questions will help guiding the discussion, however, attendees are encouraged to participate in the discussion by directing questions to the panelists and sharing their thoughts. Online
 

Date: Monday, October 11, 2021

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Language:  English

Organizers:
Luisa Galindo-Paez, La Conejera Wetland Foundation, USA
Luz Elba Torres Guevara, Universidad de La Sabana, Colombia
Gustavo Adolfo Ortega Guerrero, Colombian National University, Colombia
Deborah Delgado, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Peru
Fabio De Castro, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Panelists:
Xavier Basurto, Duke University, USA
Deborah Delgado, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Peru
Johnson Cerda, Conservation International, USA
Georgia Nicolau, Instituto Procomum, Brazil

Abstract:
Commons literature has played an important role in giving recognition to local self-organized communities that over decades, or even centuries, worked together in creating arrangements that enable democratic access and sustainable use of common-pool resources worldwide. Despite this, self-organized communities, particularly in the global South, and their contribution to the conservation and protection of common-pool resources, continue to be impacted by the lack of public recognition, furthermore, the encroachment of extractive industries, resource degradation, dispossession, land grabbing, and land-use transformations dynamics, exacerbate pre-existing conflicts and unequal distribution of power at local scales. Although the literature on Institutional Analysis accounts for these dynamics, differences between North-South research approaches could have a bearing on the advance of effective commons policies, therefore it is important to discuss how much of these differences are artifactual and what their effects could be. For this, we will use Latin America as a case study to discuss these issues and to elaborate on possible ways to overcome the limits they impose on a comprehensive understanding of the commons in the global South. The contributors of this discussion are two Latin American researchers and two Latin American community leaders, whose perceptions and insights about the central topic are based on their trajectories and affiliations with North and South countries. The discussion builds upon a brief exposition of Northern and Southern narratives on Latin American commons, drawn from the literature. Three groups of questions will help guiding the discussion, however, attendees are encouraged to participate in the discussion by directing questions to the panelists and sharing their thoughts.

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