Neoliberal Progressions in Southeastern Mexico

The Neoliberal Progressions project (1998-2010) drew upon field-based, ethnographic and historical research in Quintana Roo, Mexico. It analyzed the active engagements of rural producers, government representatives, NGOs, and private sector interests as they  navigated wide-ranging neoliberal reforms across the agrarian sector.    This research  led to articles in journals such as Antipode and Environment and Planning A as well as a chapter in an edited volume entitled The Community Forests of Mexico (2005).  The project was supported by grants from the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and the Inter-American Foundation (IAF) among others.

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Publications

2010. The Receiving End of Reform: Everyday Responses to Neoliberalization in Southeastern Mexico. Antipode 42(3):767-799.

2009. Shades of Social Capital: Elite Persistence and the Everyday Politics of Community Forestry in Southeastern Mexico. Environment and Planning A 41(2):389-406 .

2009. Social Process as Everyday Practice: The Micro Politics of Conservation and Development in Southeastern Mexico. Policy Sciences 42(2):137-162.

2005.   Community Adaptation or Collective Breakdown?   The Formation of “Work Groups” in Two Ejidos in Quintana Roo, Mexico.   Pp. 151-179 In Bray et al.   The Community Forests of Mexico:   Managing for Sustainable Landscapes .   Austin: University of Texas Press.

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