Damonte, Gerardo (2016). Minería, Estado y comunidades: cambios institucionales del último ciclo de expansión extractiva en el Perú. Un balance de Investigación. En GRADE. Investigación para el desarrollo en el Perú: once balances. Lima: GRADE.

The most recent cycle of mining expansion in Peru has been characterized by dramatic growth in the mining sector and the proliferation of conflicts between groups seeking control of the extraction of natural resources and of mining income. What were the main institutional and political transformations that emerged during the last mining cycle? Can those transformations explain the proliferation of conflict in the country? Following these questions, this article reviews the literature on institutional transformation with an emphasis on GRADE’s contributions.

This literature review is organized into five sections. In the first section, the article describes the formal institutional changes following national structural reforms and mining corporations’ entry into the country. In the next section, the article analyzes the literature on informal or hybrid institutional changes in the context of the mining boom. The third section presents the literature that aims to explain the institutional changes: their agents and contexts. In the fourth section, the article presents the literature that analyzes social change as being produced by institutional transformations. Finally, the article offers some final remarks on the main issues examined.