Gobernanza de la expansión: infraestructuras transnacionales de energía en América Latina
Perfiles Latinoamericanos, 29, 58, 1-27
Kurze Beschreibung / Abstract:
Transformations towards “ecological” infrastructures are often highly contested and reproduce social conflict. To enrich the debate on such contested infrastructure expansions, I combine po-litical economy and political ecology approaches with literature on the “politics of operation” and logistics. This paper analyses renewable energy infrastructures within the Mesoamerican Project, which foments the production of transnational territories and implies a growing role of global corporations in local social struggles. The central argument is that the contestation of such projects is complicated by the growing priority of circulation in security policies (i.e., pro-tection of infrastructure nodes, energy corridors), which may even induce forced displacement.