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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 poverty reduction projects. This book explores emergent forms of governance in mining and extractive industry projects around the world.
Chapters examine efforts to govern extractive activities across multiple political scales, through intermediaries, instruments, technologies, discourses, and infrastructures. The contributions analyse how multiple micro-processes of rule reverberate through societies to shape the material conditions of everyday life but also politics, social relations, and subjectivities in extractive economies. Detailed case studies are included from Africa (Chad, Nigeria, Rwanda, and S o Tom and Pr ncipe), Latin America (Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru), and the UN Climate Conference.
About the Author
Lori Leonard is a Professor in the Department of Development Sociology at Cornell University, USA.Siba N. Grovogui is a Professor in the Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University, USA.