Rocks and Hard Places
The Globalization of Mining
By (author) Roger Moody
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Rocks and Hard Places by Roger Moody
Book DescriptionThe world of international mining is changing rapidly. Mining corporations are encroaching on more and more greenfield sites in Africa, the Asia-Pacific and Latin America, to serve ever-expanding global industries. Moody shows that large-scale mining imposes a heavy toll on local communities, on their fragile economies and ways of life, as well as the environment. He challenges the mining corporations' recent public relations offensive extolling the virtues of largescale mining and its alleged compatibility with sustainable development, and reveals the unprecedented wave of community and trade union opposition to projects in both the South and the North. This important book concludes with urgent proposals to check the role of multinationals in a sector that has always been at the core of resource exploitation.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781842771754
(198mm x 126mm x 126mm)
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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A concise introduction to a key financial instrument used to promote big mining projects with hugely damaging impacts on local people and the environment, this is a comprehensive critique of the World Bank's investment in the minerals industry.
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Author Biography - Roger Moody
Roger Moody is an experienced international researcher and campaigner who has traveled extensively, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region. As an activist he has worked with community organizations in South America, the Asia-Pacific and Africa. Among his many works are the highly acclaimed The Gulliver File: Mines, People and Land - A Global Battleground (1992), The Indigenous Voice: Visions and Realities (Zed 1988) and his most recent work, The Risks We Run: Mining, Communities and Political Risk Insurance (2005).
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