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Title Moving mountains : communities confront mining and globalisation / Geoff Evans, James Goodman, Nina Lansbury, editors
Published Sydney : Mineral Policy Institute and Otford Press, [2001]


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Description xxiii, 284 pages : illustrations, map, portrait ; 21 cm
regular print
Series Contemporary Otford series
Contemporary Otford series.
Contents Introduction. Globalisation: threats and opportunities / Geoff Evans, James Goodman, Nina Lansbury -- PART 1. Contexts. 1. Predatory corporations / David Korten -- 2. Political economy of mining / Peter Colley -- 3. Politicising finance / Geoff Evans, James Goodman, Nina Lansbury -- PART 2. Structures. 4. Repressive mining in West Papua / Danny Kennedy, Abigail Abrash -- 5. Indigenous sovereignty and Century Zinc / Alison Harwood -- 6. Mining, water, survival and Diavik diamond mine / Catherine Coumans -- 7. When corporations want to cuddle / Bob Burton -- PART 3. Challenges. 8. Mining, self-determination and Bougainvillea / Moses Havini, Vikki Johns -- 9. Corporate imperialism and the Philippines / Antonio Tujan Jr.-- 10. Mineworkers on the offensive / Jean McSorley, Rick Fowler -- 11. Engagement or confrontation? / Ruth Phillips -- 12. Mining uranium and indigenous Australians: the fight for Jabiluka / Jacqui Katona -- PART 4. Alternatives. 13. An international regulatory framework? / Geoff Evans, Gabrielle Russell, Rory Sullivan -- 14. Strategies for change: what next? / Sarah Wright
Summary Moving Mountains is about campaigns challenging the power, priorities, and practices of global mining corporations. Transnational mining companies are key agents of corporate globalization, which are often larger than national economies, and dominate governments and local peoples, creating fiefdoms dedicated to the single purpose of extracting resources. Contributors from a wide range of backgrounds discuss experiences, strategies, and key issues in the globalization debate, through various accounts from Canada, Australia, Bougainville, the US, and the Philippines
Analysis Mining organisations
Pressure groups
Social justice
Environmental impact
Indigenous populations
Aboriginal land rights
Human rights violations
Papua New Guinea
Industrial relations
Australia overseas comparisons
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 241-265
Subject Mineral industries -- Environmental aspects.
Mines and mineral resources -- Sociological aspects.
Mineral industries.
Environmental responsibility.
Mining corporations.
Mineral industries -- Asia.
Mineral industries -- Australia.
Mining corporations -- Papua New Guinea.
Mining corporations -- Australia.
Mineral industries -- Papua New Guinea.
Mineral industries -- Canada.
Mining corporations -- Philippines.
Mining corporations -- Canada.
Author Goodman, James, 1965-
Evans, Geoff (Geoffrey Russell), 1952-
Lansbury, Nina.
Mineral Policy Institute.
LC no. 2002327672
ISBN 1876928492
Other Titles Communities confront mining and globalism