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Governing African Gold Mining : Private Governance and the Resource Curse (Hardcover) (Ainsley Elbra)

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This book takes a fresh approach to the puzzle of sub-Saharan Africa’s resource curse. Moving beyond current scholarship’s state-centric approach, it presents cutting-edge evidence gathered through interviews with mining company executives and industry representatives to demonstrate that firms are actively controlling the regulation of the gold mining sector. It shows how large mining firms with significant private authority in South Africa, Ghana and Tanzania are able to engender rules and regulations that are acknowledged by other actors, and in some cases even adopted by the state. In doing so, it establishes that firms are co-governing Africa’s gold mining sector. By exploring the implications for resource-cursed states, this significant work argues that firm-led regulation can improve governance, but that many of these initiatives fail to address country/mine specific issues where there remains a role for the state in ensuring the benefits of mining flow to local communities. It will appeal to economists, political scientists, and policy-makers and practitioners working in the field of mining and extractives.

Number of Pages: 239
Genre: Political Science, Business + Money Management
Series Title: International Political Economy
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Ainsley Elbra
Language: English
Street Date: November 10, 2016
TCIN: 51702850
UPC: 9781137563538
Item Number (DPCI): 248-28-9385
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