Dr. Isabella Radhuber

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Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut (IAI)

Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz

Researcher

desiguALdades.net: Postdoctoral Researcher (05/01/2015-30/08/2015)

Address
Potsdamer Str. 37
10785 Berlin, Germany

Jan. 2015 - ongoing

Postdoctoral Researcher, Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut (IAI), Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz.

Research project in desiguALdades.net Focal Study 4: Global Extractive Chains and Social Inequalities: Lithium Mining in Argentina and Chile.

2014

Consultant in Research Project on Global Commodity and Value Chains (Latin America-Europe) funded by Finance and Trade Watch, Dreikönigsaktion and the Österreichischen Forschungsstiftung für Internationale Entwicklung (ÖFSE)

2012 - 2013

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague, Netherlands and Postdoctoral Fellow in the project "Nationalization of Extraction in Bolivia and Ecuador", financed by the Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO), based at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

2008 - 2012

Ph.D. (Auszeichnung), Political Science, Universität Wien

Dissertation: The Plurinational State. Politics, Economics and the Role of Natural Resources in Bolivia

2003 - 2007

Magister, Political Science, Universität Wien

2000 - 2003

Diplom, Social Work, Bundesakademie für Sozialarbeit, Wien X

My research project is conducted in the second phase of desiguALdades.net under Focal Study 4: Global Extractive Chains and Social Inequalities: Lithium Mining. It investigates the consequences of the global valorization of nature for social inequalities and efforts to remedy them. Extractive products such as minerals have driven much of the recent growth in many Latin American countries, but the contradictory versions of relations with nature involved in their extraction are of global dimensions. For example, lithium extraction tied to the vision of “green mobility” for the global elite is inextricably bound with the livelihoods of local rural populations. For them and for future generations as well, the extraction of lithium means a potentially irreversible loss of resources and ecosystems.

Monographs

  • Radhuber, Isabella Margerita (2014): Recursos naturales y finanzas públicas. La base material del Estado plurinacional de Bolivia, La Paz: Plural Editores (translation of the book below).
  • Radhuber, Isabella Margerita (2013): Der plurinationale Staat in Bolivien. Die Rolle der Ressourcen- und Budgetpolitik, Münster: Westfälisches Dampfboot.
  • Radhuber, Isabella Margerita (2009): Die Macht des Landes. Der aktuelle Agrardiskurs in Bolivien – eine Analyse der sozialen, politischen und wirtschaftlichen Vorstellungen sowie der Machtbeziehungen, Austrian Association of Researchers on Latin America, Vienna: LIT-Verlag.
  • Radhuber, Isabella Margerita (2008): El poder de la tierra. Prefacio de Luis Tapia, La Paz: Plural Editore (translation of the book above).

Edited Volumes

  • Radhuber, Isabella M. (ed.) (2013): Foro - Derechos Indígenas y Recursos Naturales: Viejos y Nuevos Conflictos Eco-Territoriales, La Paz: Proyecto NEBE, www.proyecto-nebe.org/books/view/108.
  • Brand, Ulrich; Radhuber, Isabella, and Schilling Vacaflor, Almur (eds.) (2012): Plurinationale Demokratie in Bolivien. Gesellschaftliche und staatliche Transformation, Münster: Westfälisches Dampfboot.

Forthcoming Articles

  • Radhuber, Isabella M. and Andreucci, Diego (2015): "Does "Post-Neoliberalism" Make a Difference for the Expansion of Resource Extractivism? The Case of Bolivian Mining" (Geoforum, Special Issue, submitted).
  • Radhuber, Isabella M. (2014): "The Contradictory Relation between Plurinationality and Extractivism: the Case of State Mining in Huanuni, Bolivia" (forthcoming as NEBE Working Paper)
  • Radhuber, Isabella M. (2014): "Reflections on the Supposed Dichotomy between Nature and Labor in Bolivia’s State Mining: an Analysis of Tin Mining in Huanuni and Lithium Mining in Uyuni" (forthcoming as NEBE Working Paper).

Articles and Book Chapters

  • Radhuber, Isabella M. (2015): "State Power and Political Power Balance in Bolivia: An Analysis through Laws and Finances", in: Latin American Policy (accepted paper)
  • Radhuber, Isabella M. (2014): "Estado plurinacional, políticas públicas y presupuestos en Bolivia", in: Cuadernos de Reflexión y Análisis de Políticas Públicas 4, UNDP Bolivia, 53-87.
  • Arsel, Murat/ Mena, Carlos/ Pellegrini, Lorenzo/ Radhuber, Isabella M. (2014) "Evolving Property Structures of Minerals: Reflections on how to Theorize ‘Nationalization’ in Bolivia and Ecuador", In: Bavinck, Maarten; Pellegrini, Lorenzo, and Mostert, Erik (eds.): Conflict and Cooperation over Natural Resources – Conceptual Approaches, Boca Raton/London/NewYork/Leiden: CRC Press: Taylor and Francis Group, 109-129.
  • Radhuber, Isabella M. (2012): "Budget during Democratization in Bolivia: 2000-2011", NEBE-CoCoon Working Paper Series. The Hague: ISS/ Hivos.
  • Radhuber, Isabella M. (2012): "Indigenous Struggles for a Plurinational State: An Analysis of Indigenous Rights and Competences in Bolivia", Journal of Latin American Geography 11, 2, 67-193 (http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/journal_of_latin_american_geography/toc/lag.11.2.html).
  • Radhuber, Isabella M. (2012): "Política hidrocarburífera y reorganización del Estado en Bolivia", in: Ernst, Tanja and Schmalz, Stefan: El primer gobierno de Evo Morales: un balance retrospectivo, La Paz: Plural Editores, 191-223.
  • Radhuber, Isabella and Schilling-Vacaflor, Almur (2012): "Plurinationale Demokratie in Bolivien. Gesellschaftliche und staatliche Transformationen – Zur Einleitung", in: Brand, Ulrich; Radhuber, Isabella, and Schilling Vacaflor, Almur (eds.): Plurinationale Demokratie in Bolivien. Gesellschaftliche und staatliche Transformation, Münster: Westfälisches Dampfboot, 13-42.
  • Radhuber, Isabella Margerita (2012): "Eine demokratische Wende für die Indigenen? Neue politische Kräfteverhältnisse und die Reichweite der wirtschaftspolitischen Transformationen in Bolivien", in: Lateinamerika nach der Krise. Entwicklungsmodelle und Verteilungsfragen, Wien: LIT-Verlag, 177-199.
  • Radhuber, Isabella Margerita (2011): "Die indigenen Rechte im bolivianischen Wirtschafsmodell: Eine Analyse ausgehend von der Erdgaspolitik", in: Work in Progress. Jahrbuch 2011. Studienwerk Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Berlin: Karl Dietz Verlag, 95-107.
  • Radhuber, Isabella Margerita (2010): "Reflexiones preliminares sobre el Estado plurinacional", in: Toque de Queda. Pluralidad. Revista de Análisis Político y Sociología, 12/2010, La Paz, 3-35.
  • León Chávez, Patricia; Mokrani Chávez, Dunia; Radhuber, Isabella Margerita, and Quiroz Mendieta, Tania (2010): "¿A prueba las mujeres o el proceso de cambio? (Bolivia)", In: Herramienta 45 Año XV. Revista de Debate y Crítica Marxista,  October 2010. Herramienta Editions. Buenos Aires, p. 9-14.
  • Chávez León, Patricia; Mokrani Chávez, Dunia; Radhuber, Isabella Margerita and Quiroz Mendieta, Tania (2010): "Desafios del proceso de cambio desde las luchas de las mujeres", in: La Epoca, La Paz, Bolivia, 25/4/2010 - 1/5/2010, 6-15 (digital version 15-22)
  • Radhuber, Isabella (2010): "Rediseñando el Estado. Un análisis a partir de la política hidrocarburífera en Bolivia", in: Umbrales 20 Revista del Postgrado en Ciencias del Desarrollo: Hidrocarburos, política y sociedad, April 2010, CMI Chr Michelsen Institute. CIDES-UMSA, La Paz: Plural Editores, 105-126.
  • Ernst, Tanja and Radhuber, Isabella (2009)."Indigene Autonomie und Wirtschaftsmodell in Bolivien", in: Luxembourg II/2009. Umkämpfte Demokratie, Berlin: Rosa Luxembourg Foundation, 68-75.
  • Radhuber, Isabella: Erdgaspolitik und staatliche Reorganisation in Bolivien (2009), In: Ernst, Tanja and Schmalz, Stefan (eds.): Die Neugründung Boliviens? Die Regierung Evo Morales, Latin America Thematic Series. Baden-Baden: Nomos-Verlag, 109-123.
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