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Can The Use Of A Specific Species Influence Habitat Conservation? Case Study Of The Ethnobotany Of The Palm Iriartea Deltoidea And Conservation In Northwestern Ecuador, Maria Fadiman 2019 Florida Atlantic University

Can The Use Of A Specific Species Influence Habitat Conservation? Case Study Of The Ethnobotany Of The Palm Iriartea Deltoidea And Conservation In Northwestern Ecuador, Maria Fadiman

Journal of Latin American Geography

This study explores the concept of conservation through plant use, through the palm, Iriartea deltoidea, (Arecaceae) in the rainforests of Ecuador. The study area is in the Mache-Chindul Ecological Reserve, one of the hotspots of biodiversity. Mestizos and Afro-Ecuadorians live in and around the reserve, and this paper looks at how these groups utilize the palm, mostly for construction, and how the palm’s importance relates to conservation. Particular attention here focuses on the concept of perceptions and actions in relation to protection of a valued resource. Since I. deltoidea is central for these people and intact forests provide the ...


Jlag International Editorial Board 2019-2021, 2019 Louisiana State University

Jlag International Editorial Board 2019-2021

Journal of Latin American Geography

No abstract provided.


Letter From The Editor, Johnny Finn 2019 Christopher Newport University

Letter From The Editor, Johnny Finn

Journal of Latin American Geography

No abstract provided.


Exploring The Cultural And Infrastructural Impacts Of Consumerism On The New Cuba, Grace Stainback 2019 Portland State University

Exploring The Cultural And Infrastructural Impacts Of Consumerism On The New Cuba, Grace Stainback

Hatfield Graduate Journal of Public Affairs

This paper seeks to explore how a shifting economic model and an increasing influx of U.S. tourism, customs, and products will impact consumerism and waste in Cuba. The paper begins by charting the rise of an unwitting conservationist culture among Cubans, built out of necessity as a response to Castro-era economic hardships. This is followed by a discussion of recent Cuban economic reforms and the rise of tourism, private enterprise and material luxury in Cuba. For the emerging autonomous economic class who have shouldered decades of scarcity, the social and economic values of consumerism far outweigh any perceived environmental ...


Hurricane Maria's Aftermath: Redefining Puerto Rico's Colonial Status, Pedro Caban 2019 University at Albany, State University of New York

Hurricane Maria's Aftermath: Redefining Puerto Rico's Colonial Status, Pedro Caban

Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies Faculty Scholarship

The devastation wrought by a historic storm posed the damage already inflicted by decades of economic policies that have treated the island like a second-class territory.


A New Long Island: Demographic, Economic, And Social Transformations In New York City's Historic Suburbs, 1990 - 2016, Lawrence Cappello 2019 Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies

A New Long Island: Demographic, Economic, And Social Transformations In New York City's Historic Suburbs, 1990 - 2016, Lawrence Cappello

Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies

Introduction: This report examines key socioeconomic and demographic trends in New York City and Long Island from 1990 to 2016.

Methods: The findings reported here are based on data collected by the Census Bureau IPUMS (Integrated Public Use Microdata Series), available at http://www.usa.ipums.org for the corresponding years and the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.

Results: The Long Island suburbs have grown significantly more diverse in the early twenty-first century. The total number of non-Hispanic Whites in both Nassau and Suffolk Counties is in steady decline, as is their share of Long Island’s total ...


Spanish California Missions: An Economic Success, Lynne Doti 2019 Chapman University

Spanish California Missions: An Economic Success, Lynne Doti

Economics Faculty Articles and Research

Starting in 1769, the Spanish established missions in Alta California. A small band of soldiers, Franciscan priests and volunteers walked from Baja California to San Francisco Bay through semi-arid, scarcely populated land stopping occasionally to establish a location for a religious community. Usually two priests, a few soldiers and a few Indians from Baja California settled at the spot. Their only resources for starting an economy were themselves, a few animals and a nearby source of water. They attracted the local Indians to join the community and perform the work necessary to create a strong economy. After only a few ...


Substance Use And Romantic Attachment Among African American And Black Caribbean Adult Males, Shaun Faith Hutton 2019 Walden University

Substance Use And Romantic Attachment Among African American And Black Caribbean Adult Males, Shaun Faith Hutton

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Individuals from unfavorable environments tend to carry maladaptive patterns of attachment from infancy through adulthood. Empirically, these styles have been shown to be intergenerational. Substance use disorder has been linked to maladaptive patterns of attachment among adults. However, limited data exists regarding this phenomenon with African American and Black Caribbean males. Bowlby's attachment theory and Ainsworth's patterns of attachment were the theoretical frameworks applied to this quantitative study. The purpose was to determine the effect of ethnicity and alcohol use on anxious and avoidant attachment patterns among a sample of 151 adult males. Using the Experience in Close ...


Seeing Green Through The Eyes Of National Oil Companies: A Comparison Of Gazprom’S And Petrobras’ Environmental Sustainability, Jesse A. Thompson 2018 Cedarville University

Seeing Green Through The Eyes Of National Oil Companies: A Comparison Of Gazprom’S And Petrobras’ Environmental Sustainability, Jesse A. Thompson

Channels: Where Disciplines Meet

The case studies of Gazprom and Petrobras are used to compare the interaction and relation between national oil companies, the state government and environmental policy. Specifically the paper seeks to address how the policy and interaction between the state government and the NOCs affect sustainable development of the preservation of the environment. The methodology used is set out by senior research international scholar, Eduardo Viola. He examines the state government’s position on the climate through three criteria: reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, domestic climate policies and the state’s international standing on the issue. The United Nations Framework ...


A Call To Peace: How Third-Party Actors And Frameworks Impacted The Peace Processes Of Northern Ireland And Colombia, Esther K. Holm 2018 Cedarville University

A Call To Peace: How Third-Party Actors And Frameworks Impacted The Peace Processes Of Northern Ireland And Colombia, Esther K. Holm

Channels: Where Disciplines Meet

Northern Ireland and Colombia both serve as excellent case studies on how the end of the Cold War impacted peace processes. Both countries experienced conflicts that begun in the Cold War era and underwent peace processes in the post-Cold War era. As such, studying them reveals characteristics of post-Cold War peace processes. For example, both Northern Ireland and Colombia showcase the important role that third-party actors play in modern conflict mediation. Both countries benefited greatly from mediation conducted by international organization, other countries, and individuals. Furthermore, both countries demonstrate the importance of frameworks in any successful peace negotiation. This paper ...


Colombia's Veneer Of Aid: Hidden Motives, Voiceless Victims, And The Us Trafficking In Persons Report, Michael Middleton 2018 The University of San Francisco

Colombia's Veneer Of Aid: Hidden Motives, Voiceless Victims, And The Us Trafficking In Persons Report, Michael Middleton

Master's Theses

This study analyzes the Trafficking in Persons report, an annual report from the United States State Department that ranks each country on its ability to meet “minimum standards” for combating human trafficking. Using Colombia as a case study, this paper heavily critiques the traditional human trafficking discourse by applying a transnational intersectional feminist framework to explore the context and development of human trafficking in Colombia. I will first look at the legal framework for anti-trafficking policy in Colombia with a policy analysis of the laws and legislation that arose after the ratification of the Palermo Protocol in 2000. The strengths ...


Understanding Women´S Empowerment Through Indigenous Epistemologies: An Alternative Approach To Development?, Melissa Klara Vonimary Søvik 2018 The University of San Francisco

Understanding Women´S Empowerment Through Indigenous Epistemologies: An Alternative Approach To Development?, Melissa Klara Vonimary Søvik

Master's Theses

Development projects that aim at empowering women have gained popularity among many actors and institutions in the field of development for their capacity to contribute in development and economic growth. Nevertheless, the concept of empowerment has also gained critics from various stands claiming it to be too technical, and not taking into account social relations in contexts where other epistemologies exist. It is necessary to adapt these kind of terms taking into account local world-views. This thesis explores the dynamics of women's empowerment in Tzeltal Mayan communities in Chiapas, Mexico. It aims at understanding the way empowerment is manifested ...


The Poetry Of "Build The Wall", Reece Jones 2018 University of Hawaii at Manoa

The Poetry Of "Build The Wall", Reece Jones

Journal of Latin American Geography

No abstract provided.


The Border Wall And Beyond: Political And Environmental Perspectives, Margaret Wilder 2018 University of Arizona

The Border Wall And Beyond: Political And Environmental Perspectives, Margaret Wilder

Journal of Latin American Geography

No abstract provided.


Petro-Geographies And Hydrocarbon Realities In Latin America, Matthew Fry, Elvin Delgado 2018 Central Washington University

Petro-Geographies And Hydrocarbon Realities In Latin America, Matthew Fry, Elvin Delgado

Journal of Latin American Geography

No abstract provided.


Letter From The Editor, Christopher Gaffney 2018 New York University

Letter From The Editor, Christopher Gaffney

Journal of Latin American Geography

No abstract provided.


Ecuador: 20 Años De Correspondencias Históricas, Políticas Y Normativas Entre Sociedad Civil Y Estado, Juan Auz, Sofía Jarrín MSc. 2018 Fundación Pachamama y Asesor Legal de Terra Mater-Ecuador

Ecuador: 20 Años De Correspondencias Históricas, Políticas Y Normativas Entre Sociedad Civil Y Estado, Juan Auz, Sofía Jarrín Msc.

Gobernar: The Journal of Latin American Public Policy and Governance

La investigación centra su análisis en la (de) construcción de las dinámicas inter-relacionales del Estado ecuatoriano y la Sociedad Civil en estos últimos 20 años, considerando un corte temporal de dos bloques históricos, que incluyen cambios significativos de las figuras de representación política ecuatoriana y las transformaciones sustanciales del entorno jurídico e institucional del estado. El primer bloque (1996 a 2005), se relaciona a un periodo neoliberal que consolidó una débil y reducida estructura institucional enfocada en proteger los intereses de las elites económicas. El segundo (2006-2017), plantea un cambio sustantivo de las figuras de representación tradicionales y el ascenso ...


“La Forma Sigue A La Función”. Organizaciones Parciales De Movimientos Sociales Para La Realización Prefigurativa Del Cambio, Ruth Simsa, Marion Totter 2018 Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria

“La Forma Sigue A La Función”. Organizaciones Parciales De Movimientos Sociales Para La Realización Prefigurativa Del Cambio, Ruth Simsa, Marion Totter

Gobernar: The Journal of Latin American Public Policy and Governance

El propósito de este artículo es analizar cómo los activistas del movimiento español de protesta 15M conceptualizan las prácticas organizativas en relación con los objetivos del movimiento. Ubicamos el concepto “organización parcial” en el contexto de la política de prefiguración. Empíricamente, el trabajo se basa en la investigación de campo realizada en España durante tres años (2014-2016), que incluyó 36 entrevistas cualitativas y observaciones participantes. Los hallazgos indican que los activistas consideran, de un lado, a las prácticas organizacionales como medios cruciales para lograr el cambio social y, de otro lado, a las organizaciones como organizaciones parciales, específicamente, para lograr ...


Sostenibilidad Integrada De Las Organizaciones De La Sociedad Civil En Ecuador: Entre La Supervivencia Y La Extinción, Eulalia Flor, Jairo Rivera, Wilson Araque 2018 Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Sede Ecuador

Sostenibilidad Integrada De Las Organizaciones De La Sociedad Civil En Ecuador: Entre La Supervivencia Y La Extinción, Eulalia Flor, Jairo Rivera, Wilson Araque

Gobernar: The Journal of Latin American Public Policy and Governance

Este documento analiza la sostenibilidad de las organizaciones de la sociedad civil (OSC) en Ecuador desde un enfoque integrado. Actualmente las OSC en el país afrontan desafíos relacionados con cambios normativos que regulan su actividad, menor flujo de recursos desde la cooperación internacional -al ser considerado, el Ecuador, un país de ingreso medio-, y, también, la tendencia a un estado de inercia organizacional. La metodología del estudio incluye un levantamiento de información primaria proveniente de la captura y análisis de discursos de los dirigentes de las OSC y de la identificación y análisis de buenas prácticas para la sostenibilidad integrada ...


Análisis Cualitativo De Las Organizaciones De La Sociedad Civil En La Realidad Mexicana, Paola García Escorza, Ilse María Fajardo Guerrero 2018 Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Unidad Iztapalapa, México

Análisis Cualitativo De Las Organizaciones De La Sociedad Civil En La Realidad Mexicana, Paola García Escorza, Ilse María Fajardo Guerrero

Gobernar: The Journal of Latin American Public Policy and Governance

Las organizaciones de la sociedad civil en México atraviesan con mayor frecuencia por diversos retos políticos, económicos y sociales, por lo que es necesario generar adecuaciones en sus estrategias para que se fortalezcan y logren un mayor alcance en el cumplimiento de su misión. El presente documento tiene como objetivo rescatar los principales resultados de dos investigaciones de corte cualitativo, exponiendo los aspectos internos estudiados y analizados que ejemplifican los desafíos que las OSC tienen ante una realidad exigente que demanda un fortalecimiento continuo. Finalmente, este artículo muestra una perspectiva que abre a nuevas propuestas de investigación, análisis e intervención ...


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