Political Economy of Resource Extraction in North East India (completed)

This research project lies at the intersection of conflict studies, anthropology and political science. Using a political anthropology methodology it examines the everyday political economy and ecology of resource extraction in the reserved forests on the Indo-Bhutan border. it does this by examining the illegal timber commodity chain, forms of illegal encroachment and the phenomenology of lived experiences of those living in crisis contexts.

Funded by: Erasmus Mundus-Namaste; Special Research Fund (BOF), Ghent University

Staff involved : Anwesha Dutta (PhD candidate); Bert Suykens (supervisor)