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Lucas Christel

Universidad Nacional de San Martín
Email lchristel [at] unsam [period/dot]

Lucas G. Christel holds a Ph.D. in political science from the National University of San Martín (UNSAM – Argentina). Presently he is an Assistant Research of The National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET) and the Director of Political Science BA at UNSAM. Lucas is interested in collective action dynamics, environmental politics, democracy and climate change and biodiversity issues. He has been a Visitor at The Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton), Watson Institute (Brown University), and British Columbia University (UBC).

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Journal articles

Christel, L. & Mohle, E. (2022). “Divergent Valuation Languages, Sustainability and Environmental Governance: Lessons from a Mining Conflict in Catamarca, Argentina.” The Bulletin of Latin American Research (BLAR). 41(4):525-540.

Christel, L. y Gutiérrez, R.A. (2021). “The Political Impact of Environmental Mobilization: A Theoretical Discussion in the Light of the Argentine Case.” Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CJLACS), 46 (1): 57-76.

Wyborn, C., Montana, J., Kalas, N., Clement, S., Davila, F., Knowles, N., Louder, E., Balan, M., Chambers, J., Christel, L., Forsyth, T., Henderson, G., Izquierdo Tort, S., Lim, M., Martinez‐Harms, M.J., Merçon, J., Nuesiri, E., Pereira, L., Pilbeam, V., Turnhout, E., Wood, S. and Ryan, M. (2021). “An Agenda for Research and Action Toward Diverse and Just Futures for Life on Earth.” Conservation Biology.

Christel, L (2020). “Crisis del Covid-19 y crisis ambiental: Breves reflexiones sobre urgencia, vulnerabilidad y responsabilidad.” DILEMAS: Revista de Estudos de Conflito e Controle Social, Reflexões na Pandemia. 1-8.

Christel, L. (2020). “Protesta y estrategias legales ¿antagónicas o complementarias? El caso de la Asamblea El Algarrobo y su lucha contra la minería a cielo abierto.” Revista Electrónica. Instituto de Investigaciones Ambrosio L. Gioja, 24: 23-41.

Christel, L. (2020). “Resistencias sociales y legislaciones mineras en las provincias argentinas. Los casos de Mendoza, Córdoba, Catamarca y San Juan (2003-2009).” Política y Gobierno (CIDE México) 27 (1): 1-24.

Christel, L. & Gutiérrez, R.A. (2017). “Making Rights Come Alive: Environmental Rights and Modes of Participation in Argentina.” Journal of Environmental & Development. Vol. 26(3) 322–347.

Cisneros, P. & Christel, L. (2014). “The Democracy Deficit of Corporate Social Responsibility in Postneoliberal Times: an Analysis of the Argentinian and Ecuadorian Experiences.” Journal of Cleaner Production,84:174-186.

Book chapters

Christel, L. & Gutiérrez, R.A. (Forthcoming). “Beyond the lenses of social movements: environmental mobilization in Latin America.” In Federico Rossi (ed). The Oxford Hand-book of Latin American Social Movements. Oxford University Press.

Pelfini, A; Christel, L; Fulquet, G; & Marchegiani, P. (2020). “”Neoextractivism, develop-mental models and capital formation: Substitutive natural resource governance in South America.” In V. Sujatha (ed). Global Capital and Social Difference. Routledge India.