The Politics of Resource Extraction

Author: Suzana Sawyer
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230347724
Release Date: 2012-02-14
Genre: Political Science

Transnational Governmentality in the Context of Resource Extraction-- S.Sawyer & E.T.Gomez On Indigenous Identity and a Language of Rights-- S.Sawyer & E.T.Gomez State, Capital, Multinational Institutions and Indigenous Peoples-- S.Sawyer & E.T.Gomez Indigenous Rights, Mining Corporations and the Australian State-- J.Altman Extracting Justice: Natural Gas, Indigenous Mobilization and the Bolivian State-- T.Perreault The Broker State and the 'Inevitability' of Progress: The Camisea Project and Indigenous Peoples in Peru-- P.Urteaga-Crovetto Development, Power and Identity Politics in the Philippines-- R.D.Rovillos & V.Tauli-Corpuz The Nigerian State, Multinational Oil Corporations and the Indigenous Communities of the Niger Delta-- B.Naanen Identity, Power and Development: The Kondhs in Orissa, India-- V.Xaxa Public-Private Partnership and Institutional Capture: The State, International Institutions and Indigenous Peoples in Chad and Cameroon-- K.Horta Identity, Power and Rights: The State, International Institutions and Indigenous Peoples in Canada-- M.Davis Attending to the Paradox: Public Governance and Inclusive International Platforms-- S.Sawyer & E.T.Gomez Appendix 1: International Conventions and IFI Policies on Indigenous Rights Appendix 2: Cross-Section of Domestic Legislation Pertaining to Indigenous Rights Appendix 3: Legal Institutions and Authorities for the Enforcement of Indigenous Rights.

Kritische Metalle in der Gro en Transformation

Author: Andreas Exner
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783662448397
Release Date: 2016-02-04
Genre: Science

Das Buch weitet den Blick über die kurzfristige Verfügbarkeit von kritischen Metallen auf die grundlegende Frage: Kritisch für wen? Die Autoren nehmen alle Akteure in den Blick und behandeln geologische, chemische, technische, ökonomische und soziale Aspekte wie auch Fragen des Recyclings und verbinden diese. Auch auf Fragen nach dem guten Leben und des Bergbaus aus der Sicht von Ländern des Südens, Fragen der Ressourcenpolitik und -gerechtigkeit gehen sie ein. Ein weiteres Thema sind das UN-Tiefseebergbauregime und dessen Perspektiven, wie sich zukünftig unkonventionell Erz aus der Tiefsee gewinnen lässt. Kritische Metalle werden in den übergreifenden Zusammenhang der anstehenden Großen Transformation eingeordnet. Das Buch beleuchtet insbesondere die grundlegende Bedeutung der stofflichen Voraussetzungen der Energiewende und die energetischen Voraussetzungen der Stoffwende wie auch der Digitalisierung. Damit lässt sich zeigen, dass nicht nur seltene Erden kritisch sind, sondern ebenso Industriemetalle wie etwa Kupfer. Ressourcenpolitik zielt unter anderem auf Sicherung der Primärversorgung mit Technologiemetallen, auf Ressourceneffizienz, Recycling und Substitution kritischer Stoffe. Trotz erster Erfolge ist die Dynamik in Richtung einer zunehmenden Dissipation wertvoller kritischer Metalle ungebrochen. Nötig ist eine rasche Umsteuerung mit dem Ziel, kritische Metalle nicht länger im großen Stil zu verbrauchen, sondern sie klug zu gebrauchen.

Natural Resources and Social Conflict

Author: M. Schnurr
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137002464
Release Date: 2012-03-02
Genre: Political Science

This volume brings together international scholars reflecting on the theory and practice of international security, human security, natural resources and environmental change. It contributes by 'centring the margins' and privileging alternative conceptions and understandings of environmental (in)security.

Basic Income Worldwide

Author: M. Murray
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137265227
Release Date: 2012-07-25
Genre: Political Science

In the midst of growing criticism of current economic orthodoxies and welfare systems, basic income is growing in popularity. This is the first book to discuss existing at examples of basic income, in both rich and poor countries, and to consider its prospects in other places around the world.

Developmental Politics in Transition

Author: C. Kyung-Sup
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137028303
Release Date: 2012-08-31
Genre: Social Science

Blending theory and case studies, this volume explores a vitally important and topical aspect of developmentalism, which remains a focal point for scholarly and policy debates around democracy and social development in the global political economy. Includes case studies from China, Vietnam, India, Brazil, Uganda, South Korea, Ireland, Australia.

Multinational Corporations and the Third World RLE International Business

Author: Chris J. Dixon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780415657297
Release Date: 2012-11-26
Genre: Business & Economics

This book is a comprehensive study of the role of multinational corporations in the economies of the Third World. It begins by providing a comprehensive overview of the activities of multinational corporations and the main areas of research and debate. It goes on to discuss specific sociological, developmental and material effects on Third World countries resulting from involvement with multinational corporations. It includes case studies detailing the mid-twentieth century history and probable effects of specific multinational corporations' involvement in Third World countries.

Mobilizing Bolivia s Displaced

Author: Nicole Fabricant
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 9780807837511
Release Date: 2012-11-12
Genre: Social Science

The election of Evo Morales as Bolivia's president in 2005 made him his nation's first indigenous head of state, a watershed victory for social activists and Native peoples. El Movimiento Sin Tierra (MST), or the Landless Peasant Movement, played a significant role in bringing Morales to power. Following in the tradition of the well-known Brazilian Landless movement, Bolivia's MST activists seized unproductive land and built farming collectives as a means of resistance to large-scale export-oriented agriculture. In Mobilizing Bolivia's Displaced, Nicole Fabricant illustrates how landless peasants politicized indigeneity to shape grassroots land politics, reform the state, and secure human and cultural rights for Native peoples. Fabricant takes readers into the personal spaces of home and work, on long bus rides, and into meetings and newly built MST settlements to show how, in response to displacement, Indigenous identity is becoming ever more dynamic and adaptive. In addition to advancing this rich definition of indigeneity, she explores the ways in which Morales has found himself at odds with Indigenous activists and, in so doing, shows that Indigenous people have a far more complex relationship to Morales than is generally understood.

Studies in the Economic History of Southern Africa The front line states

Author: Zbigniew A. Konczacki
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0714640719
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Business & Economics

The writings of Michel Foucault and Jacques Derrida pose a serious challenge to the old established, but now seriously compromised forms of thought. In this compelling book, Roy Boyne explains the very significant advances for which they have been responsible, their general importance for the human sciences, and the forms of hope that they offer for an age often characterized by scepticism, cynicism and reaction. The focus of the book is the dispute between Foucault and Derrida on the nature of reason, madness and 'otherness'. The range of issues covered includes the birth of the prison, problems of textual interpretation, the nature of the self and contemporary movements such as socialism, feminism and anti-racialism. Roy Boyne argues that whilst the two thinkers chose very different paths, they were in fact rather surprisingly to converge upon the common ground of power and ethics. Despite the evident honesty, importance and adventurousness of the work of Foucault and Derrida, many also find it difficult and opaque. Roy Boyne has performed a major service for students of their writings in this compelling and accessible book.

Combating Poverty and Inequality

Author: United Nations
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: UCBK:C105132383
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Political Science

Poverty reduction is a central feature of the international development agenda and contemporary poverty reduction strategies increasingly focus on "targeting the poor", yet poverty and inequality remain intractable foes. The report seeks to explain why people are poor and why inequalities exist, As well as what can be done to rectify these injustices. it explores the causes, dynamics and persistence of poverty; examines what works and what has gone wrong in international policy thinking and practice; and lays out a range of policies and institutional measures that countries can adopt to alleviate poverty.

Background Documents

Author: Sally Swenson
Publisher: Boston, MA (37 Temple Pl., #521, Boston 02111) : Anthropology Resource Center
ISBN: IND:39000004046095
Release Date: 1982
Genre: Indian reservations


Author: Indigenous Peoples' International Centre for Policy Research and Education (Tebtebba Foundation, Inc.)
ISBN: UOM:39015073113808
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Indigenous peoples