Sociology and Anthropology Vol. 4(8), pp. 774 - 784
DOI: 10.13189/sa.2016.040812
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Extractive Capital, the State and the Resistance in Latin America

Henry Veltmeyer *
Department of Development Studies, Autonomous University of Zacatecas, Mexico


This paper reviews and discusses the current dynamics of capitalist development in Latin America, with reference to the role of the state, in the form of the post neoliberal regimes formed in the latest 'progressive cycle' of Latin American politics, and the popular resistance to the operations of extractive capital. The context for this discussion is the form taken by extractive capitalism in the region, namely, 'inclusionary state activism', i.e. neo-developmentalism combined with (neo)extractivism and the (re)primarization of exports.

Latin America, Capitalist Development, Extractive Capital, (Neo)Extractivism, Post-neoliberal(ism), Anti-extractive Resistance

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Henry Veltmeyer . "Extractive Capital, the State and the Resistance in Latin America." Sociology and Anthropology 4.8 (2016) 774 - 784. doi: 10.13189/sa.2016.040812.