This panel provides a showcase of the wide variety of recent research conducted by members of the Netherlands Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (Nalacs).
Nalacs, the Netherlands Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, is an association for everyone in the Netherlands who is interested in Latin America and Caribbean. Its mission is to promote insight and debate on issues related to the region in the Netherlands. Nalacs endorses the commonly held view that the region is changing rapidly. Since the start of the 21st Century its societies have been transformed by complex interactions between market forces, government interventions and individual and collective initiatives in civil society. A wide variety of resources plays a crucial role in this process. In addition to natural resources, Latin America and the Caribbean also hold a wealth of cultural, political, legal and economic resources which are constantly being used, appropriated and developed by citizens, companies and state institutions at all levels. Whether leading to new conflicts or new collaborations, the use of resources is central to the region’s current and future development. This panel provides a showcase of the wide variety of recent research conducted by members of Nalacs on the use of these different resources.