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    The blow of the axe and the echo of the forest: Re-visiting colonial foundational myths from a critical environmental perspective.

The blow of the axe and the echo of the forest: Re-visiting colonial foundational myths from a critical environmental perspective.

In this piece Camilo Arango Duque uses the case study of the Colombian region of Antioquia to explore how particular ideas of the human relationship with nature are constructed. He argues that revisiting the area’s indigenous past reveals a less adversarial association, and that appreciation of this and similar histories could have global significance for new environmental policies.

There are 34 hotspots […]

April 5th, 2022|Featured|0 Comments|

La Physiocratie in South America, an Enduring Legacy

In this post Camilo Arango Duque examines the enduring legacy of the Physiocratic School and argues that its impact on politics and policy in South America needs to be addressed in order to ensure greater environmental protection. 

Physiocracy is a French economic school that originated in the 18th century during the Enlightenment. The initial recognition gained by its postulates was brief and waned in […]

Recovering Britain’s Trading Paramountcy in Argentina after 1914 and its Modern-Day Parallels for British Trade Diplomacy

In this article Jordan Buchanan examines the decline in British trading paramountcy in Argentina between 1914 and 1929 and explores the diplomatic efforts made by Britain to protect its economic interests. He draws parallels between British-Argentinian negotiations in 1929 and the current trade negotiations being undertaken by the British government in the wake of Brexit and argues that Britain […]

October 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Reclaiming ‘Colombian’ identity: the toppling of the Belalcázar monument

In this article, Charlotte Eaton explores the significance of the recent toppling of the Sebastián de Belalcázar statue in Popayán, Colombia. She looks at the decision of the Colombian authorities to commission this, and other statues, to Spanish sculptors in the 1930s. Thus, she argues that the importance of this act by a group of indigenous protestors lies in […]

October 5th, 2020|Uncategorized|1 Comment|