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]).
Local Communities and the Mining Industry Economic Potential and Social and Environmental Responsibilities
The Anthropology of Resource Extraction
Oil and National Identity in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq Conflicts at the Frontier of Petro-Capitalism
Regime Stability, Social Insecurity and Bauxite Mining in Guinea Developments Since the Mid-Twentieth Century
By Nicolas D. Brunet, Sheri Longboat
April 27, 2023
This book explores the challenges and opportunities at the intersection of the global mining sector and local communities by focusing on a number of international cases drawn from various locations in Canada, the Philippines and Scandinavia. Mining’s contribution to economic development varies ...
By Lochner Marais
September 05, 2022
This book investigates the relationship between mining, mine closure and housing policy in post-apartheid South Africa, using concepts from new institutional economics and evolutionary governance theory. Mine closures present a major challenge to the mining industry and governments, with this being...
By Juha Kotilainen
August 01, 2022
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 ...
By Izabela Jonek-Kowalska, Radosław Wolniak, Oksana A. Marinina, Tatyana V. Ponomarenko
March 30, 2022
This book identifies the impact of internal and external stakeholders on the implementation of sustainable development policies in the coal mining sector in Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. The book assesses what activities and conditions need to be improved so that sustainable ...
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, are required in the production of a vast range of consumer products and are at the core of geopolitical ...
By Gerardo Damonte, Bettina Schorr
December 03, 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...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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 ...