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Routledge Studies of the Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development


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This series includes a wide range of inter-disciplinary approaches to the extractive industries and sustainable development, integrating perspectives from both social and natural sciences. It includes textbooks, research monographs and titles aimed at professionals, NGOs and policy-makers. Authors or editors of potential new titles should contact Hannah Ferguson, Editor ([email protected]).

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The Anthropology of Resource Extraction

The Anthropology of Resource Extraction

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Lorenzo D'Angelo, Robert Jan Pijpers
January 14, 2022

This book offers an overview of the key debates in the burgeoning anthropological literature on resource extraction. Resources play a crucial role in the contemporary economy and society, required in the production of a vast range of consumer products and are at the core of geopolitical strategies...

Andean States and the Resource Curse Institutional Change in Extractive Economies

Andean States and the Resource Curse: Institutional Change in Extractive Economies

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Gerardo Damonte, Bettina Schorr
December 27, 2021

This volume explores institutional change and performance in the resource-rich Andean countries during the last resource-boom and in the early post-boom years. The latest global commodity boom has profoundly marked the face of the resource-rich Andean region, significantly contributing to economic...

Oil and National Identity in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq Conflicts at the Frontier of Petro-Capitalism

Oil and National Identity in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq: Conflicts at the Frontier of Petro-Capitalism

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Alessandro Tinti
November 30, 2021

Examining the interplay between the oil economy and identity politics using the Kurdistan Region of Iraq as a case study, this book tells the untold story of how extractivism in the Kurdish autonomous region is interwoven in a mosaic of territorial disputes, simmering ethnic tensions, dynastic rule...

The Impact of Mining Lifecycles in Mongolia and Kyrgyzstan Political, Social, Environmental and Cultural Contexts

The Impact of Mining Lifecycles in Mongolia and Kyrgyzstan: Political, Social, Environmental and Cultural Contexts

1st Edition

Edited By Troy Sternberg, Kemel Toktomushev, Byambabaatar Ichinkhorloo
September 27, 2021

This volume investigates how mining affects societies and communities in Mongolia and Kyrgyzstan. As ex-Soviet states, Mongolia and Kyrgyzstan share history, culture and transitions to democracy. Most importantly, both are mineral-rich countries on China’s frontier and epi-centres of resource ...

Our Extractive Age Expressions of Violence and Resistance

Our Extractive Age: Expressions of Violence and Resistance

1st Edition

Edited By Judith Shapiro, John-Andrew McNeish
May 31, 2021

Our Extractive Age: Expressions of Violence and Resistance emphasizes how the spectrum of violence associated with natural resource extraction permeates contemporary collective life. Chronicling the increasing rates of brutal suppression of local environmental and labor activists in rural and ...

Resource Extraction, Space and Resilience International Perspectives

Resource Extraction, Space and Resilience: International Perspectives

1st Edition

By Juha Kotilainen
October 30, 2020

While much of the current research on the extractive industries and their socio-environmental impacts is region specific, Resource Extraction, Space and Resilience: International Perspectives critically explores the current state of the extractive industries sector from a uniquely global ...

Local Experiences of Mining in Peru Social and Spatial Transformations in the Andes

Local Experiences of Mining in Peru: Social and Spatial Transformations in the Andes

1st Edition

By Gerardo Castillo Guzmán
February 13, 2020

This book uses a multimethod approach to examine local experience of contemporary mining development in the Peruvian Andes, creating an understanding of the transformations that rural societies experience in this context. Mining is a major component of economic growth in many resource endowed ...

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

By Penda Diallo
October 24, 2019

This book explores how bauxite mining has affected local and national political dynamics in Guinea over the past 55 years, providing an overview of mining interactions with social, economic and political spheres. Guinea is amongst the world’s top producers of bauxite, and the country’s rich mineral...

Governance in the Extractive Industries Power, Cultural Politics and Regulation

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

1st Edition

Edited By 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

By 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

By 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

Edited By 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 ...

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