Africa's Mineral Fortune: The Science and Politics of Mining and Sustainable Development

1st Edition

Saleem H. Ali, Kathryn Sturman, Nina Collins

Routledge
Published August 20, 2018
Reference - 310 Pages - 64 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138606920 - CAT# K388674
Series: Routledge Studies of the Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development

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Summary

For too long Africa's mineral fortune has been lamented as a resource curse that has led to conflict rather than development for much of the continent. Yet times are changing and the opportunities to bring technical expertise on modern mining alongside appropriate governance mechanisms for social development are becoming more accessible in Africa.  

This book synthesizes perspectives from multiple disciplines to address Africa’s development goals in relation to its mineral resources. The authors cover ways of addressing a range of policy challenges, environmental concerns, and public health impacts and also consider the role of globalization within the extractive industries. Academic research is coupled with key field vignettes from practitioners exemplifying case studies throughout. The book summarizes the challenges of natural resource governance, suggesting ways in which mining can be more effectively managed in Africa. By providing an analytical framework it highlights the essential intersection between natural and social sciences, central to efficient and effective harnessing of the potential for minerals and mining to be a contributor to positive development in Africa.

It will be of interest to policy makers, industry professionals, and researchers in the extractive industries, as well as to the broader development community.

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