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ANALYSIS

  • . 18 October 2014

    Electoral tea-leaves

    It’s a year and a half to the next presidential elections. Though this may sound a long time in Peruvian politics, the main political actors are now moving into gear for the big fight in 2016, now that the municipal and regional elections are over.

  • . 28 September 2014

    EDITORIAL: State Capture or the 'Reprivada'

    With municipal and regional elections imminent, Peruvian voters may be forgiven for wondering about the value of democratic institutions in their country. What you vote for is far from being any guarantee of what you get.

  • . 31 August 2014

    Law and Order and the temptation of right-wing populism

    The lack of a feeling of citizen security in Peru has long been one of the top concerns of potential voters when consulted by the various polling agencies whose surveys have become a staple of newspapers and television.

  • . 31 July 2014

    Investment versus the environment: the need for a new approach

    With investment rates in extractive industries falling, what is the best way to reverse this trend? Surely rescinding existing environmental legislation is not the way to do it. But this is the path on which the Humala administration – under constant lobbying pressure from the investor community – appears resolved to pursue.

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  • 27 September 2014

    PSG Annual conference 2014

    PSG warmly invites you to our Annual Conference on 1st November 2014

    UCL Institute of the Americas
    51 Gordon Sq
    London, WC1H 0PN
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  • 08 May 2013

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  • 14 June 2013

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  • 27 November 2013

    Annual Report: 2012/2013

    The PSG's annual report for 2012/2013 is now available. Thanks to all our members for their continued support throughout the year. See what your subscriptions have helped to fund by clicking on the link below.

  • Historical Overview

    Over the past century Peru has suffered a series of autocratic governments and a civil war in which nearly 70,000 people died. Many of the country's ongoing political and social problems are a legacy of its somewhat turbulent past. 

  • Society and Conflict

    Peru’s indigenous and peasant communities continue to suffer political marginalisation and discrimination. Insufficient consultation with such groups over political and developmental decisions has fostered feelings of disenfranchisement and led to elevated levels of social conflict.

  • PSG MineWatch

    There are numerous social conflicts related to extractive concessions operated by British firms in Peru. This PSG database shows which firms and which projects have proved the most contentious this month.

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