Understanding Opposition and Support for Resource Extraction

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 13:00 to 14:30
Dr. Moises Arce
Event Location: 
4217 Wesley Posvar Hall

Using the results from public opinion surveys in Peru and South Africa, I examine the environmental, economic, political and sociological attitudes of those who support and oppose extractive activities. The research focuses on two extractive areas characterized by sustained challenges against extraction. The research seeks to explain the conditions under which environmental concerns related to water or land are outweighed by economic expectations related to job opportunities and improved welfare