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The Politics of Indigenous Participation Through “Free Prior Informed Consent”: Reflections from the Bolivian Case

Jean Grugel, Lorenza Fontana

The Politics of Indigenous Participation Through “Free Prior Informed Consent”: Reflections from the Bolivian Case
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Resource Type Scientific Paper
Language
  • English
Year 2016
Country United Kingdom
Topic
  • Consultation
  • FPIC
  • Indigenous Governance
Complexity Technical
Keywords
  • Community Engagement
  • Consultation
  • International Law
Written By Academic Researchers
Written For
  • Academic Institutions or Researchers
  • Indigenous Allies
  • Leadership and Management
Description This article looks at the challenges of Indigenous community participation as a way of fostering inclusion in decision-making actions. Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) processes in Bolivia are explored where Indigenous communities are informed and consulted before development projects begin. The article explores tensions in current FPIC processes that form a barrier in participatory and inclusive governance structures.
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