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Rivarola Puntigliano, AndrésORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-2312-2441
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Rivarola Puntigliano, A. & Selgas, G. (2023). Development under scrutiny: environment, geopolitics anda reimagination of Latin America. In: Benedicte Bull; Mariel Aguilar-Støen (Ed.), Handbook on International Development and the Environment: (pp. 71-82). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Development under scrutiny: environment, geopolitics anda reimagination of Latin America
2023 (English)In: Handbook on International Development and the Environment / [ed] Benedicte Bull; Mariel Aguilar-Støen, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2023, p. 71-82Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This chapter aims to analyse the connections between geopolitics, the environment, and development. A relevant perspective on this theme is from ‘environmental geopolitics,’ used to identify hidden complexities in relations portrayed as dominant. This position is inspired mainly by ‘critical geopolitics,’ going beyond states and material, spatial practices, with a focus on ‘representational spaces’ and ‘imagined geographies.’ From that point of view, ‘State’ and ‘capitalism’ are regarded as involved in a neo-liberal discourse, justifying exploitation of ‘cheap nature’ and ‘cheap human labour.’ This chapter deepens into the Latin American debate on these issues, where ‘development has become associated with ‘colonialist modernity’ and ‘predatory neo-liberalism,’ promoting patriarchal and hierarchical states without considering environmental or social dimensions. Our chapter contends that such a view of ‘development’ can be deconstructed and reimagined by engaging with other forms of Latin American imaginaries derived from different disciplines. Our chapter addresses a twofold integration based on ‘regionalist,’ ‘developmental,’ ‘nationalist,’ and geopolitical perspectives. A challenge of the twenty-first century is to find a balance between geopolitical and developmental projections alongside structural concerns related to environmental, ethnic, and gender issues.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2023
Series
Elgar Handbooks in Development
Keywords
Geopolitics, Development, Environment, Modernity, Neo-liberalism, Environmental geopolitics
National Category
Other Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-216562 (URN)10.4337/9781800883789.00012 (DOI)9781800883772 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-04-20 Created: 2023-04-20 Last updated: 2024-03-25Bibliographically approved
Rivarola Puntigliano, A. (2022). MERCOSUR y la Geopolítica de la Integración. In: En Gerardo Caetano; Diego Hernandez Nilson (Ed.), 30 años del Mercosur: Trayectorias, Flexibilización e Interregionalism (pp. 71-82). Montevideo: Lucida
Open this publication in new window or tab >>MERCOSUR y la Geopolítica de la Integración
2022 (Spanish)In: 30 años del Mercosur: Trayectorias, Flexibilización e Interregionalism / [ed] En Gerardo Caetano; Diego Hernandez Nilson, Montevideo: Lucida , 2022, p. 71-82Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [es]

El objetivo de este capítulo es hacer un análisis del proceso de construcción y actualidad del Mercosur, desde un punto de vista geopolítico

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Montevideo: Lucida, 2022
Keywords
America latina, integración regional, Mercosur, geopolítica
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
International Relations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-213720 (URN)9789974859449 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-01-13 Created: 2023-01-13 Last updated: 2023-01-26Bibliographically approved
Rivarola Puntigliano, A. (2022). The United Nations and the Politics of Development. In: Melicia Deciancio; Pablo Nemiña; Diana Tussie (Ed.), Handbook on the Politics of International Development: (pp. 405-416). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The United Nations and the Politics of Development
2022 (English)In: Handbook on the Politics of International Development / [ed] Melicia Deciancio; Pablo Nemiña; Diana Tussie, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2022, p. 405-416Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter offer insights into how development discourses are formulated, as well as how power drivers push and pull to move agendas. It analyzes the emergence of divergent paths between mainstream and heterodox positions in the elaboration of development-oriented policies. The main area of analysis here is the interface between the politics of international development and the influence of geopolitics, addressing that international arenas were not separated from power structures and interests. In the case of the UN, there was a tension between those experts aligned with the views from great powers and those with diverging goals, the so-called 'defiant bureaucrats'. The chapter pays particular attention on this 'defiant' positions that could be found at both global and regional oriented agencies. For example, the UN's regional economic commissions and the United Nations Commerce and Trade Conference (UNCTAD).

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2022
Series
Elgar Handbooks in Development
Keywords
United nations, development, core, periphery, Latin America
National Category
International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Research subject
International Relations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-212273 (URN)10.4337/9781839101915.00036 (DOI)9781839101908 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-12-06 Created: 2022-12-06 Last updated: 2022-12-06Bibliographically approved
Rivarola Puntigliano, A. (2021). Geopolitics and regionalism: A Latin American perspective. Latin American Policy, 12(2), 221-235
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Geopolitics and regionalism: A Latin American perspective
2021 (English)In: Latin American Policy, ISSN 2041-7365, Vol. 12, no 2, p. 221-235Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The issue of regional integration has been widely analyzed and debated for a long time. Yet, there is still a limited connection between regional integration issues and geopolitical perspectives. With an analysis focused on Latin America, this study aims to map out theory and practice on this subject. In doing so, the study explores different points of view in relation to regions and geopolitics, and how these two elements are combined in the specific topic of regional integration. This article shows that, in Latin America, there are specific contributions, such as the so-called ‘geopolitics of integration’. Different variations across time and states are identified, as well as common elements such as the search for ‘autonomy’ and ‘development’ as related to issues such as ‘nationalism’ and ‘resistance’ toward imperialism.

Keywords
geopolitics, global systems, Latin America, regional integration, regionalism, territory
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject
International Relations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-198044 (URN)10.1111/lamp.12224 (DOI)
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 39/17
Available from: 2021-10-26 Created: 2021-10-26 Last updated: 2022-03-23Bibliographically approved
Rivarola Puntigliano, A. (2021). Geopolítica de la integración, una perspectiva latinoamericana. Tramas y Redes, 12(22), 49-67
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Geopolítica de la integración, una perspectiva latinoamericana
2021 (Spanish)In: Tramas y Redes, ISSN 2796-9096, Vol. 12, no 22, p. 49-67Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [es]

El objetivo de este artículo es resaltar y analizar los aportes del pensamiento geopolítico latinoamericano.  En primer lugar, se mostrará que hay algo que puede ser llamado pensamiento geopolítico latinoamericano, con raíces muy profundas que llegan al período colonial. Este se enlaza, muy temprano, con la nueva dimensión llamada geopolítica, con respecto al análisis de la relación entre Estado, nación, territorio y sistema internacional. Como se mostrará en el artículo, surgen variedades de pensamiento geopolítico en distintos países de la región, así como en diferentes dimensiones de análisis. En segundo lugar, nos enfocaremos en demostrar que, más allá de las diferencias, hay dos elementos comunes por resaltar en el pensamiento geopolítico de la región. Por un lado la dimensión del “desarrollo”, y, por otro, la “integración regional”. Dos elementos que pueden ser vistos tanto por separado como en conjunto, siendo la “geopolítica de la integración” la contribución más importante desde América Latina. 

Keywords
Geopolitic, America Latina, desarrollo, autonomia, integración
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-212272 (URN)10.54871/cl4c103a (DOI)
Available from: 2022-12-06 Created: 2022-12-06 Last updated: 2023-10-13Bibliographically approved
Rivarola Puntigliano, A. (2021). Rudolf Kjellén’s Intellectual Impact in Latin America. In: Ragnar Björk, Thomas Lundén (Ed.), Territory, State and Nation: The Geopolitics of Rudolf Kjellén. New York: Berghahn Books
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Rudolf Kjellén’s Intellectual Impact in Latin America
2021 (English)In: Territory, State and Nation: The Geopolitics of Rudolf Kjellén / [ed] Ragnar Björk, Thomas Lundén, New York: Berghahn Books, 2021Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Rudolf Kjellén, regularly referred to as “the father of geopolitics,” developed in the first decade of the twentieth century an analytical model for calculating the capabilities of great-power states and promoting their interests in the international arena. It was an ambitious intellectual project that sought to bring politics into the sphere of social science. Bringing together experts on Kjellén from across the disciplines, Territory, State and Nation explores the century-long international impact, analytical model, and historical theories of a figure immensely influential in his time who is curiously little-known today.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Berghahn Books, 2021
Series
Making sense of history ; 41
Keywords
Geopolitics, Rudolf Kjellén, Latin America, Brazil, regional integration
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject
International Relations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-188051 (URN)978-1-80073-072-4 (ISBN)978-1-80073-073-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-12-21 Created: 2020-12-21 Last updated: 2022-02-25Bibliographically approved
Rivarola Puntigliano, A. (2021). The geopolitics of the Catholic Church in Latin America. Territory, Politics, Governance, 9(3), 455-470
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The geopolitics of the Catholic Church in Latin America
2021 (English)In: Territory, Politics, Governance, ISSN 2162-2671, E-ISSN 2162-268X, Vol. 9, no 3, p. 455-470Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study analyses the geopolitical dimension of the Catholic Church’s activity in Latin America. This involves ideas related to political control, administration and power over territory. It is also related to the pastoral activity of the Church. As shown, the geopolitics of the Church is related to its internal organization as well as in its relations with states and society. The creation and adaptation of geopolitical visions are made through internal processes in connection with political and cultural forces around the Church. This is identified as the religeopolitical scope of the Catholic Church, analysed in this study from a long-term perspective. During colonial times, the geopolitical vision was linked to consolidating global imperial structures. After the shock of the independence period, there was a reconnection to the new states and a reconstruction of geopolitical visions that in time was transformed into a Latin American ‘continental’ vision. Along this line, the study explores the contemporary confluence between the Catholic Church and geopolitics through ideas and conceptual frameworks such as the Patria Grande. Issues such as regional integration, popular theology and Catholic social commitment are presented as core elements of the Church’s geopolitics in Latin America. 

Keywords
Catholic Church, Latin America, geopolitics, continentalism, regional integration
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-199210 (URN)10.1080/21622671.2019.1687326 (DOI)000496653000001 ()
Available from: 2021-11-29 Created: 2021-11-29 Last updated: 2021-11-29Bibliographically approved
Rivarola Puntigliano, A. (2020). Pandemics and Multiple Crises in Latin America. Latin American Policy, 11(2), 313-319
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Pandemics and Multiple Crises in Latin America
2020 (English)In: Latin American Policy, ISSN 2041-7373, Vol. 11, no 2, p. 313-319Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

The crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic is certainly one of the worst in recent Latin American history. Forecasts for 2020 show a drop in the exports sector of approximately 23%, and a 9% reduction in gross domestic product (GDP). Unemployment is projected to rise from 8.1% in 2019 to 13.5% in 2020, and the poverty rate is expected to climb 7%, to 37.3% poverty is expected rise 4.5% (ECLAC, 2020a). The number of deaths due to Covid-19 in the region has thus far reached more than 210,000 (Johns Hopkins University, 2020), and Latin America is clearly one of the most-affected regions in the world.As is known, this is not the first time the region has been affected by a pan-demic. The initial European colonization was characterized by pandemics with devastating consequences for indigenous peoples. In more recent times we had the so-called Spanish flu pandemic, from 1918 to the early 1920s, which is an interesting case to compare with the current situation. Figures on deaths at that time are not definitive, but there are estimates of approximately 40,000 in Chile, and of more than 12,000 in Argentina (López & Beltrán, 2013). An important sim-ilarity between the Spanish flu and Covid-19 is how they uncovered the flaws of states with an inadequate health sector, as well as strong geographic and social asymmetries within states all over the world and between Latin American states (Carbonetti, 2010, p. 171). Then, as now, the fallout from the pandemic was a wake-up call, making leading political actors and social forces more aware of the problems of social inequality and pushing demand for a more efficient overall state apparatus.

Keywords
Latin America, pandemi, development, covid 19, regionalism
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject
International Relations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-186960 (URN)10.1111/lamp.12201 (DOI)000593987800008 ()
Available from: 2020-11-30 Created: 2020-11-30 Last updated: 2022-02-25Bibliographically approved
Briceño Ruiz, J. & Rivarola Puntigliano, A. (Eds.). (2020). Regionalism in Latin America: Agents, Systems and Resilience. London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Regionalism in Latin America: Agents, Systems and Resilience
2020 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This interdisciplinary edited volume explores the political economy of regionalism in Latin America. It identifies convergent forces which have existed in the region since its very conception and analyses these dynamics in their different historical, geographic and structural contexts. Particular attention is paid to key countries such as Argentina, Brazil and Mexico, as well as sub-regions like the Southern Cone and Central America.

To understand the resilience of regionalism in Latin America, this book highlights four main issues. Firstly, that resilience is linked to mechanisms of self-enforcement that are part of the accumulation of experiences, institution building, and common cultural features described in this book as regionalist acquis. Secondly, the elements and driving forces behind the promotion and expression of the regionalist acquis are influenced and shaped by nested systems in which social processes are inserted. Thirdly, when looking at systems, there is a particular influence by national and global ones, which condition the form and endurance of regional projects. Finally, beyond systems, the book highlights the relevance of agents as crucial players in the shaping of the resilience of regionalism in Latin America.

This insightful collection will appeal to advanced students and researchers in international economics, international relations, international political economy, economic history and Latin American studies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2020. p. 202
Keywords
Latin America, regionalism, development, international relations, integration
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject
International Relations; Economic History; Geography with Emphasis on Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-184067 (URN)10.4324/9780429355585 (DOI)9780429355585 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-08-13 Created: 2020-08-13 Last updated: 2022-02-26Bibliographically approved
Rivarola Puntigliano, A. (2019). El continentalismo Latinoamericano: nacionalismo de quinta frontera. In: Gerardo Caetano, Diego Hernández Nilson (Ed.), Alberto Methol Ferré: Reflexiones sobre geopolítica y la región (pp. 45-66). Montevideo, Uruguay: Planeta de Libros
Open this publication in new window or tab >>El continentalismo Latinoamericano: nacionalismo de quinta frontera
2019 (Spanish)In: Alberto Methol Ferré: Reflexiones sobre geopolítica y la región / [ed] Gerardo Caetano, Diego Hernández Nilson, Montevideo, Uruguay: Planeta de Libros , 2019, p. 45-66Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [es]

El historiador sueco Magnus Mörner (2001, 15) decía que, ”hay que respetar la dimensión espacial de la historia” (historiens rumsdimension). Sin desmerecer ninguna, diría que, por su dimensión, la ’continental’ es de las más respetables de todas. No se trata solo de una dimensión geográfica que involucra poblaciones numerosas, sino que también identifica unidades por las cuales se puede estructurar el sistema internacional de estados y naciones. Por cierto que no hay todavía ningún estado o nación continental, al igual que no había estados-nacionales antes que estos surgieran como novedad histórica, producto de la modernidad. Sin embargo, pensamiento global y la proyección continentalista, van de la mano. Las unidades continentales pueden ser ficticias, si se quiere mitológicas (Wigen & Lewis 1997). Sin embargo, son realidades políticas, como parte de visiones, utopías y estudios, que en conjunto, tienen influencia trascendental en el accionar de agentes políticos, culturales y comerciales. Es correcto, como plantea Jussi Pakkasvirta (1997, 11), que en América Latina el continentalismo ha tenido un significado particular. Ha sobrepasado lo estrictamente geográfico, transformándose en un aspecto de la comunidad política. Estamos aquí frente a un fenómeno que Octavio Ianni (1988, 17) denominara, ‘quinta frontera’. Vale decir, cuando la nación transborda su frontera, en búsqueda de un nuevo espacio territorial; imaginario o no. El ‘continentalismo’ es una visión de gran espacio, quizás la mayor en lo que refiere a un espacio territorial continuo. Sin embargo es bueno tomar en cuenta que estas visiones conviven generalmente con otras ‘quintas fronteras’ referidas a espacios más reducidos que el de un estado. El resultado de una u otra, es producto de una lucha de poder político. En este texto propongo hacer un estudio sobre la proyección de la idea continentalista en  América Latina. Comenzaré con una presentación del concepto ‘continente’ en su uso político y social, pero sobre todo en lo que respecta a las proyecciones nacionales como forma de estructurar un determinado sistema, regional o internacional. Después pasaré a ver más en detalle el significado que esto ha tenido en América Latina y América en general. Esto abarca desde la concepción misma de los estados coloniales e independientes del continente Americano, pasando a nuevas formas de significado y proyección que tiene el continentalismo en el nuevo siglo XXI. En esta última fase es donde se analizará con especial atención, el pensamiento de Alberto Methol Ferré quién, conectándose a visiones históricas encuentra un marco teórico y conceptual dentro del cual darle actualidad a una vieja idea.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Montevideo, Uruguay: Planeta de Libros, 2019
Keywords
Latin America, Regional Integration, Regionalism, International Relations, Methol Ferré
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject
International Relations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-176982 (URN)978-9974-898-89-9 (ISBN)
Projects
Continentalism and Geopolitics: The Vision of Big Spaces
Available from: 2019-12-12 Created: 2019-12-12 Last updated: 2022-02-26Bibliographically approved
Projects
Continentalism And Geopolitics: The Idea Of ‘Bigspace’ Political Formations In Comparativehistorical Perspective [39/2017_OSS]; Södertörn University
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