This book examines the relationship between the governments of less developed countries (LDCs) and foreign-owned firms engaged in the extraction of minerals for export. It provides a fresh look at the policy aspects of the "resource bargaining" problems between LDCs and foreign-owned firms.
1. Introduction 2. Market Organization 3. Extractive Firms in Less Developed Countries 4. Governments in Less Developed Countries 5. Special Features of Extractive Industries 6. Bargaining 7. Case Study #1: Minerals in Botswana 8. Case Study #2: Copper in Zambia 9. Summary and Conclusions