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11 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Thea Riofrancos. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Thea Riofrancos, often where they are interviewed.

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11 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Thea Riofrancos. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Thea Riofrancos, often where they are interviewed.

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Thea Riofrancos, "Resource Radicals: From Petro-Nationalism to Post-Extractivism in Ecuador" (Duke UP, 2020)

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In 2007, Ecuador joined the Latin American “Pink Tide” by electing a left-wing president, Rafael Correa, who voiced opposition to US imperialism and advocated higher levels of redistribution and social investment. However, shortly after coming to power, Correa came into conflict with members of his own coalition over the future of resource extraction in the country. Should Ecuador try to leverage its mineral wealth and oil fields to promote social welfare and human development, or should the country abandon the extractive model altogether because of its human and environmental costs?

Resource Radicals: From Petro-Nationalism to Post-Extractivism in Ecuador (Duke UP, 2020) examines the deeper questions for democratic theory at stake in conflicts over resource extraction. Who are “the people” that have the authority to make decisions about whether the benefits of mining projects exceed the costs, the mining communities or the nation as a whole? How much authority should democratic governments delegate to experts to make decisions with enormous economic and environmental consequences for large groups of people? Using ethnographic and archival methods, Thea Riofrancos delves into the contentious politics of resource extraction, and in the process provides a new perspective on the “resource curse” literature in political science and economics.

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Sep 14 2020 · 2hr 8mins
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Thea Riofrancos, "Resource Radicals: From Petro-Nationalism to Post-Extractivism in Ecuador" (Duke UP, 2020)

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In 2007, Ecuador joined the Latin American “Pink Tide” by electing a left-wing president, Rafael Correa, who voiced opposition to US imperialism and advocated higher levels of redistribution and social investment. However, shortly after coming to power, Correa came into conflict with members of his own coalition over the future of resource extraction in the country. Should Ecuador try to leverage its mineral wealth and oil fields to promote social welfare and human development, or should the country abandon the extractive model altogether because of its human and environmental costs?

Resource Radicals: From Petro-Nationalism to Post-Extractivism in Ecuador (Duke UP, 2020) examines the deeper questions for democratic theory at stake in conflicts over resource extraction. Who are “the people” that have the authority to make decisions about whether the benefits of mining projects exceed the costs, the mining communities or the nation as a whole? How much authority should democratic governments delegate to experts to make decisions with enormous economic and environmental consequences for large groups of people? Using ethnographic and archival methods, Thea Riofrancos delves into the contentious politics of resource extraction, and in the process provides a new perspective on the “resource curse” literature in political science and economics.

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Sep 14 2020 · 2hr 8mins

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Thea Riofrancos, "Resource Radicals: From Petro-Nationalism to Post-Extractivism in Ecuador" (Duke UP, 2020)

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In 2007, Ecuador joined the Latin American “Pink Tide” by electing a left-wing president, Rafael Correa, who voiced opposition to US imperialism and advocated higher levels of redistribution and social investment. However, shortly after coming to power, Correa came into conflict with members of his own coalition over the future of resource extraction in the country. Should Ecuador try to leverage its mineral wealth and oil fields to promote social welfare and human development, or should the country abandon the extractive model altogether because of its human and environmental costs?

Resource Radicals: From Petro-Nationalism to Post-Extractivism in Ecuador (Duke UP, 2020) examines the deeper questions for democratic theory at stake in conflicts over resource extraction. Who are “the people” that have the authority to make decisions about whether the benefits of mining projects exceed the costs, the mining communities or the nation as a whole? How much authority should democratic governments delegate to experts to make decisions with enormous economic and environmental consequences for large groups of people? Using ethnographic and archival methods, Thea Riofrancos delves into the contentious politics of resource extraction, and in the process provides a new perspective on the “resource curse” literature in political science and economics.

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Sep 14 2020 · 2hr 8mins
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We Can’t Talk About Tech Without Talking About Resources w/ Thea Riofrancos

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Paris Marx is joined by Thea Riofrancos to discuss why we should care about the supply chains of technology, what that resource extraction means for people in Latin America, and how we should think about a less resource-intensive future.

Thea Riofrancos is the author of “Resource Radicals: From Petro-Nationalism to Post-Extractivism in Ecuador” and co-author of “A Planet to Win: Why We Need a Green New Deal.” She is also an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Providence College and a Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute. Her argument against green extractivism was published by Logic Magazine. Follow Thea on Twitter as @triofrancos.

Tech Won't Save Us offers a critical perspective on tech, its worldview, and wider society with the goal of inspiring people to demand better tech and a better world. Follow the podcast (@techwontsaveus) and host Paris Marx (@parismarx) on Twitter.

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Aug 27 2020 · 52mins

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Dr. Thea Riofrancos - the Politics of Green Tech

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Get to know Dr. Thea Riofrancos, assistant professor of political science, the recipient of two prestigious fellowships to support her research on the environmental and political impact of the global transition to renewable energy sources such as wind and solar. 
Riofrancos, whose book, Resource Radicals, will be published by Duke University Press this summer, discussed the increasing global demand for lithium batteries, the Green New Deal, and how she incorporated current events into her courses after the switch to remote learning this spring.
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Jul 06 2020 · 38mins
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Daniel Denvir & Thea Riofrancos at Octavia Books

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Two of DSA's most prominent members and leading voices in the democratic socialist movement visit New Orleans for a dual book tour stop at Octavia Books. Daniel Denvir, host of The Dig, discusses his new book All-American Nativism: How the Bipartisan War on Immigrants Explains Politics as We Know It and Thea Riofrancos, member of DSA's Ecosocialist Steering Committee, discusses her co-authored book A Planet to Win: Why We Need a Green New Deal. Nikki Thanos from the New Orleans Workers Center for Racial Justice moderates.

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Mar 12 2020 · 58mins
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The Dig: Planet to Win with Thea Riofrancos and Daniel Aldana Cohen

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Confronting the intertwined ecological, social, economic, and political crises. Dan interviews Thea Riofrancos and Daniel Aldana Cohen, co-authors with Kate Aronoff and Alyssa Battistoni of A Planet to Win: Why We Need a Green New Deal.

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Jan 10 2020 ·
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Planet to Win with Thea Riofrancos and Daniel Aldana Cohen

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Confronting the intertwined ecological, social, economic, and political crises. Dan interviews Thea Riofrancos and Daniel Aldana Cohen, co-authors with Kate Aronoff and Alyssa Battistoni of A Planet to Win: Why We Need a Green New Deal.

Thanks to Verso. Check out their huge selection of left-wing titles at www.versobooks.com

Please support this podcast with money at Patreon.com/TheDig
Jan 10 2020 · 2hr 6mins
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#67 A Planet to Win: Why We Need a Green New Deal w/ Thea Riofrancos

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Thea Riofrancos joins me to discuss 'A Planet to Win: Why We Need a Green New Deal' a new book co-authored by Thea. We spoke about why the New Deal is the right framing for a project to avert the worst consequences of the climate crisis, why environmental victories are necessarily entwined with the struggle against inequality, and the importance to the climate movement of forging alliances across borders and through supply chains and how to achieve rapid roll out of renewable technologies without compounding environmental devastation and injustice at sites of rare earth mineral extraction.
Nov 27 2019 · 39mins
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Fringe Science Festival w/ Thea Riofrancos

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Anders and Alex interview climate expert Thea Riofrancos (@Triofrancos)on the Green New Deal, transitioning the world's energy economy, and when we're getting electric airplanes.

Come yell at the debates with us on 09/12 at Secret Loft: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pod-damn-america-does-the-dem-debate-tickets-70559205483

Buy Thea's new book "A Planet To Win": https://www.versobooks.com/books/3107-a-planet-to-win

Check out her video for Bernie: https://twitter.com/BernieSanders/status/1169028045677744129?s=20

Read her response to Between the Devil and the Green New Deal: https://www.viewpointmag.com/2019/05/16/plan-mood-battlefield-reflections-on-the-green-new-deal/
Sep 06 2019 · 1hr 15mins
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