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]).
Andean States and the Resource Curse Institutional Change in Extractive Economies
Oil and National Identity in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq Conflicts at the Frontier of Petro-Capitalism
African Artisanal Mining from the Inside Out Access, norms and power in Congo’s gold sector
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...
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...
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 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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 ...