Governance in the Extractive Industries: Power, Cultural Politics and Regulation

1st Edition

Lori Leonard, Siba N. Grovogui

Published September 4, 2017
Reference - 224 Pages - 1 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415786881 - CAT# Y319010
Series: Routledge Studies of the Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development


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Greater understanding of the forms and consequences of investment and disinvestment in the extractive industries is required as a result of capitalist expansion, recent declines in global commodity prices, and claims that extractive sector projects, especially in the global south, are poverty reduction projects. This book explores emergent forms of governance in mining and extractive industry projects around the world. 

Chapters examine efforts to govern extractive activities across multiple political scales, through intermediaries, instruments, technologies, discourses, and infrastructures. The contributions analyse how multiple micro-processes of rule reverberate through societies to shape the material conditions of everyday life but also politics, social relations, and subjectivities in extractive economies. Detailed case studies are included from Africa (Chad, Nigeria, Rwanda, and São Tomé and Príncipe), Latin America (Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru), and the UN Climate Conference.

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