Regime Stability, Social Insecurity and Bauxite Mining in Guinea: Developments Since the Mid-Twentieth Century

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November 7, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 160 Pages - 6 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367252113 - CAT# 308032
Series: Routledge Studies of the Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development

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This book explores how bauxite mining has affected local and national political dynamics in Guinea over the past fifty-five years, providing an overview of mining’s interactions with social, economic and political spheres.

Guinea is among the world’s top producers of Bauxite, and the rich mineral presence in the country has numerous implications on local communities and national policy. Guinea is an interesting and highly relevant case study in assessing the impact of bauxite mining on regime stability and social insecurity. The author offers a clear understanding of the role of mining during the Touré and Conté regimes, as well as analysing how changes since the election of Conde in 2010 have affected the socio-political and economic development of Guinea. The author also offers a great analysis on how bauxite mining as led to the emergence of new forms of social contracts, sustained by mining companies instead of the state. Finally, the book argued that understanding the stabilising and destabilising potential of mining is key to ensuring long-term sustainable, stable and inclusive growth of mineral resource rich countries. The book concludes by highlighting the relevance of the findings in Guinea for the wider African Extractive sector.

The book will be of interest to a wide range of scholars including those working in the areas of African Studies, Political Science, Political Economy, Sustainable Development, and Corporate Social Responsibility. The book will be relevant for academics, business actors, NGOs, policymakers, students interested in the African mining sector.

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