Marcelo Saguier

Marcelo Saguier
National Scientific and Technical Research Council | conicet · School of Policy and Government, National University of San Martin (UNSAM)

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Introduction
Marcelo Saguier currently works at the School of Politics and Government, National University of San Martin (UNSAM). He is a reserarcher at Argentina's National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET). Marcelo does research in International Political Economy of the Environment. Currently in a research project that explores the intersections of Visual Global Politics and Ecology.
Additional affiliations
March 2007 - present
National Scientific and Technical Research Council
Position
  • Research Associate
Education
October 2001 - May 2006
The University of Warwick
Field of study
  • Politics and International Relations
September 1996 - September 1997
The London School of Economics and Political Science
Field of study
  • International Relations
September 1992 - May 1996
Queen's University
Field of study
  • Philosophy

Publications

Publications (38)
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The Uruguay River Basin (URB) that extends along Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay has been the hub of increasing pressures caused by the expansion of industrial agriculture, forestry and infrastructure projects in hydroenergy and transportation. There are growing concerns that the fragmented institutional framework is inadequate to address the growing...
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Digitalization is a fundamental vector of data capitalism. It has profound power implications for the public and private actors that are contesting the redefinition of the rules and practices of a global political economy in transition to a data capitalism. These changes are the focus of cyberpolitics, a growing interdisciplinary field that is maki...
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The political economy of dam development in South America is changing as a result of a resurgence in water infrastructure investments. The arrival of Chinese-funded projects in the region has altered a context traditionally dominated by multilateral development banks. Tensions are escalating around new dam projects and the environmental impact asse...
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RESUMEN: La propuesta central de este capítulo es que las narrativas visuales de la crisis ecológica global son una parte central de la política global del ambiente de la era del Antropoceno. En ellas se pone en juego la posibilidad de construcción de nuevos imaginarios para redefinir las relaciones sociedad-naturaleza –de carácter extractivo– que...
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Digitalization is a fundamental vector of data capitalism, which is generating profound implications in terms of new forms of power and asymmetries between actors of inter and transnational politics. In International Relations, cyberpolitics studies the consequences of these changes. While there is little research on the subject in Spanish, in Engl...
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El estudio de las Empresas Transnacionales (ETN) se encuentra en los orígenes de la Economía Política Internacional (EPI) en América Latina. El lugar preponderante de las ETN en las nuevas configuraciones de gobernanza económica internacional no ha sido explorado de forma sistemática en las investigaciones recientes de la EPI en la región. El objet...
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En los últimos años se está imponiendo un nuevo paradigma de inversiones en infraestructura, que involucra tanto a los fondos públicos como al sector privado. Así mismo, se privilegian proyectos de gran envergadura, con una estandarización de contratos y normas para minimizar los riesgos a este sector. Los modelos de asociación público-privada para...
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The chapter explores the dynamics of conflict and cooperation in the La Plata River basin to reflect on the challenges and opportunities of transboundary water governance in South America. In the 1960s the outcome of this dynamic was the setting up of basin institutional framework that is unique for the governance of some issues involved in transbo...
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The article analyzes the scaling up of the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) agenda in the regional integration processes of Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) and MERCOSUR. We ask how the SSE is being used in processes of regional policy cooperation and what implications this has for the construction of regional governance frameworks suppo...
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This article explores the relations between Argentina and Canada through the mining sector during the political cycle of Kirchnerism (2003–2015). Mining has been a growing economic sector but also a source of social resistance capable of mobilizing a regulatory agenda that sets restrictions to this activity. State political agency has been central...
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This chapter first analyses the main topics that emerge in the BRICS agenda and how those topics affect their leadership. Then it explores the intertwined dynamics between power and leadership for these countries. To explore those dynamics the chapter addresses the main challenges that BRICS face first at the domestic level and second at the global...
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El artículo analiza la incorporación de una agenda de Economía Social y Solidaria (ESS) en los procesos de la UNASUR y el MERCOSUR. Nos preguntamos: ¿cómo se utiliza la ESS en la cooperación regional y qué implicaciones tiene ello para la construcción de marcos de integración regional para el desarrollo? El argumento es que los procesos regionales...
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La minería metalífera adquiere una creciente gravitación económica y social en la Argentina desde mediados de la década del 90 en el auge del orden neoliberal. El sostenido impulso a esta actividad no obstante carece de un consenso hegemónico a nivel nacional que articule a la actividad con una visión del desarrollo. Por el contrario, la megaminerí...
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This paper looks at how the social and solidarity economy (SSE) discourse has been deployed at a regional level by the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) and Southern American Common Market (MERCOSUR), and the implications of these new policy frameworks for the advancement of SSE practices. Though civil society groups have presented SSE as a...
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El artículo analiza las condiciones en las que la UNASUR podría facilitar una estrategia regional de aprovechamiento de la minería para el desarrollo integral. Ello depende de que logre fortalecer las capacidades delos estados de intervenir en el mercado de minerales, regular la minería y democratizar las políticas mineras. The article analyzes th...
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In this essay we analyze the challenges of asymmetric trade agreements at a time when Mercosur and Ecuador are opening negotiations with the European Union. How can developing countries manage the terms of integration into the global economy? How do different sets of external pressures place constraints on national development strategies? What offs...
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The argument put forward is that regional integration in natural resources is causing and exacerbating socio-environmental conflicts in ways that undermine ongoing efforts to build more cohesive regional governance. Socio-environmental conflicts present new sources of development tensions related to the asymmetrical distribution of benefits and lia...
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Resistance to globalization refers to the gamut of struggles and actions of social groups and individuals in response to the dislocating consequences of neoliberal reforms and its effects in the spheres of the economy, politics and identity/culture. Keywords: capitalism; citizenship; resistance
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Efforts to establish an agenda of corporate responsibilities with human rights in Latin America have led to modest, if not aspirational, results. However, recent developments suggest that this agenda is gradually gaining ground, as seen through its appropriation by states, companies, and civil society advocacy groups as an interpretative framework...
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The international financial crisis unleashed in 2008 has given renewed prominence to the Group of 20 (G20) as the main forum of governance in the world economy. The main challenge of G20 is to articulate a political dialogue that can generate a basic consensus for a new paradigm of globalization that not only can overcome the current crisis, but al...
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The international financial crisis unleashed in 2008 has given renewed prominence to the Group of 20 (G20) as the main forum of governance in the world economy. The main challenge of G20 is to articulate a political dialogue that can generate a basic consensus for a new paradigm of globalization that not only can overcome the current crisis, but al...
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This paper explores the extent to which and the ways in which civil society groups are contributing to the democratisation of trade policy and politics in the Americas. It explores the strategies adopted by a range of NGOs and social movements to influence the decision-making processes and the content of the trade agenda. This includes efforts to o...
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The paper analysis the role Hemispheric Social Alliance network in its efforts to build a transnational coalition between labor unions, social movements, indigenous, environmental and citizen organizations throughout the Americas to oppose the establishment of a Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA). The prospects of hemispheric solidarity cannot...
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The paper analyses the formation of a transnational coalition of civil society organizations coordinated by the Hemispheric Social Alliance to oppose the establishment of a Free Trade Area of the Americas. Representing labour unions, social movements, indigenous, environmental and citizen organizations from throughout the Americas, the HSA has serv...
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The Hemispheric Social Alliance (HSA) is a transnational North-South coalition of trade union organisations, social movements and NGOs from all over the Americas. It emerged in 1997 in response to the prospects of a corporate agenda being institutionalised in the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) project. Despite the commitment of the hemisphe...
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The Hemispheric Social Alliance (HSA) emerged in 1997 in reaction to the advance of a Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) neo-liberal agenda. As a transnational coalition integrated by trade union organisations, social movements and NGOs from all over the continent, the HSA denounced the detrimental social, economic and environmental consequence...
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This paper critically examines the constraints of the current global governance of HIV/AIDS to reach the target set by governments and the leading development institutions to halt and begin to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS by 2015 as part of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The HIV/AIDS crisis can only be resolved effectively when its nexu...

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