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This book by an experienced activist and researcher depicts the changing world of international mining. Mineral consumption is outstripping the capacities of both communities and fragile ecosystems to cope with bigger and bigger mines. This book identifies mining's key players. It shows where the key minerals are mined, who processes them and where they end up. It both challenges the mining corporations' recent public relations offensive and makes concrete proposals for the forms of mining extraction needed if local communities are to be respected and the environment protected.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This book by an experienced activist and researcher depicts the changing world of international mining. Mineral consumption is outstripping the capacities of both communities and fragile ecosystems to cope with bigger and bigger mines. This book identifies mining's key players. It shows where the key minerals are mined, who processes them and where they end up. It both challenges the mining corporations' recent public relations offensive and makes concrete proposals for the forms of mining extraction needed if local communities are to be respected and the environment protected.
  • Produktdetails
  • Global Issues
  • Verlag: ZED BOOKS LTD
  • Seitenzahl: 213
  • Erscheinungstermin: Juni 2007
  • Deutsch, Englisch
  • Abmessung: 199mm x 131mm x 12mm
  • Gewicht: 245g
  • ISBN-13: 9781842771754
  • ISBN-10: 1842771752
  • Artikelnr.: 22728806
Autorenporträt
Roger Moody is Managing Editor of the Mines and Communities website. He 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. He has been keynote speaker at numerous conferences on mining, including the World Council of Churches consultation on mining and indigenous peoples (1996), Third World Africa's conference on the social and environmental impacts of mining (2000) and most recently, the World Social Forum, Mumbai, on the global impacts of mining (2004). Among his many works are the highly acclaimed The Gulliver File: Mines, People and Land - A Global Battleground (Minewatch/WISE Glen Aplin/International Books, 1992), The Indigenous Voice: Visions and Realities (Zed Books, 1988) and his most recent work, The Risks We Run: Mining, Communities and Political Risk Insurance (International Books, Utrecht, 2005).