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Murat Arsel

Murat Arsel

Murat Arsel is Associate Professor of Political Economy of Sustainable Development at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research focuses on development theory, nature-society relations within global capitalism and extractive industries. He is currently conducting field research in Latin America (especially Bolivia and Ecuador) and Turkey.

The demise of the Yasuní-ITT initiative – Back to reality or the end of the beginning?

‘A big idea from a small country’. This is how Ecuador promoted its proposal to leave oil in the soil of Yasuní National Park in exchange for financial compensation from the international community.

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