In this deeply researched monograph, the author explores the relationship between environmental risk, transnational extractive industries, and grassroots efforts to claim and practice citizenship in the Andes. International extractive projects in the Peruvian Andes have increased, following the shift toward neoliberal policies in the 1990s and the slow evolution of environmental regulations. These projects are often welcomed by the state and local communities, driven by the widely held belief that they will contribute to “development,” a promise often echoed by transnational companies but one that conjures different images at national, regional, and local levels. Vladimir R. Gil Ramón focuses on the Antamina project initiated in 1996 in Ancash Department near the Huascarán National Park. The book traces the development of the project, skillfully considering the logics of the state, the transnational corporation in charge of the project, several Andean communities, and nongovernment...

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