Ben M. McKay

Ben M. McKay is an assistant professor of development and sustainability studies at the University of Calgary.

  • The Political Economy of Agrarian Extractivism

    Lessons From Bolivia

    By Ben M. McKay     Forthcoming May 2020

    Using the neo-extractivist model, The Political Economy of Agrarian Extractivism analyzes how the Bolivian countryside is transformed by the development and expansion of the soy complex and reveals the extractive dynamics of capitalist industrial agriculture, while also challenging dominant discourses legitimating this form of production as a means to achieve rural development and food security.

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