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Routledge Studies of the Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development


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

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

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Penda Diallo
November 07, 2019

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...

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

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

1st Edition

Lori Leonard, Siba N. Grovogui
August 08, 2019

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...

Social Terrains of Mine Closure in the Philippines

Social Terrains of Mine Closure in the Philippines

1st Edition

Minerva Chaloping March
June 12, 2019

The current discourse on mine closure is informed predominantly by industry and corporate perspectives and predicated by experiences of mainly mining companies that are based in developed countries where necessary planning frameworks and regulatory requirements are well-established. Mine closure...

African Artisanal Mining from the Inside Out: Access, norms and power in Congo’s gold sector

African Artisanal Mining from the Inside Out: Access, norms and power in Congo’s gold sector

1st Edition

Sara Geenen
March 21, 2019

Artisanal mining is commonly associated with violent conflict, rampant corruption and desperate poverty. Yet millions of people across Sub Sahara Africa depend on it. Many of them are living in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), home to important mineral reserves, but also to a plethora of...

Mining in Latin America: Critical Approaches to the New Extraction

Mining in Latin America: Critical Approaches to the New Extraction

1st Edition

Kalowatie Deonandan, Michael L. Dougherty
January 17, 2019

The last two decades have witnessed a dramatic expansion and intensification of mineral resource exploitation and development across the global south, especially in Latin America. This shift has brought mining more visibly into global public debates and spurred a great deal of controversy and...

Energy, Resource Extraction and Society: Impacts and Contested Futures

Energy, Resource Extraction and Society: Impacts and Contested Futures

1st Edition

Anna Szolucha
September 10, 2018

Energy is central to the fabric of society. This book revisits the classic notions of energy impacts by examining the social effects of resource extraction and energy projects which are often overlooked. Energy impacts are often reduced to the narrow configurations of greenhouse gas emissions,...

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

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

1st Edition

Saleem H. Ali, Kathryn Sturman, Nina Collins
August 20, 2018

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...

Mining and Sustainable Development: Current Issues

Mining and Sustainable Development: Current Issues

1st Edition

Sumit. K. Lodhia
January 25, 2018

Mining is a transformative activity which has numerous economic, social and environmental impacts. These impacts can be both positive and adverse, enhancing as well as disrupting economies, ecosystems and communities. The extractive industries have been criticised heavily for their adverse impacts...

Industrialising Rural India: Land, policy and resistance

Industrialising Rural India: Land, policy and resistance

1st Edition

Kenneth Bo Nielsen, Patrik Oskarsson
September 19, 2016

Rapid industrialisation is promoted by many as the most feasible way of rejuvenating the Indian economy, and as a way of generating employment on a large scale. At the same time, the transfer of land from rural communities and indigenous groups for industrial parks, mining, or Special Economic...

Responsible Mining: Key Principles for Industry Integrity

Responsible Mining: Key Principles for Industry Integrity

1st Edition

Sara Bice
June 22, 2016

Mining can have negative environmental and social impacts, but can also be responsible. However corporations have little impetus to act responsibly without being held to account by an informed and active public, and by strong institutions and governments which not only create but also enforce...

Mountain Movers: Mining, Sustainability and the Agents of Change

Mountain Movers: Mining, Sustainability and the Agents of Change

1st Edition

Daniel M. Franks
September 10, 2015

The products of mining are everywhere – if it wasn’t grown, it was mined or drilled. But the mining industry has a chequered past. Pollution, human rights abuses, and corruption have tarnished the reputation of the industry across the globe. Over a decade ago the major mining companies embraced the...

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