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International Political Economy Series

Governing African Gold Mining

Private Governance and the Resource Curse

Authors: Elbra, Ainsley

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  • Provides a significant new analysis of why African countries have not benefited from their mineral resources
  • Critically examines the actions of mining firms rather than focusing simply on failures of governance
  • Combines literature on business with that on the extractive industry to valuable effect
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About this book

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.


About the authors

Ainsley Elbra is a Lecturer at the University of Sydney, Australia. Prior to commencing her academic career she was a corporate banker with one of Australia’s largest financial institutions.

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“Ainsley Elbra has produced a fascinating analysis and empirical study of the role of private governance in addressing the resource curse, devoting special attention to the mining industry in sub-Saharan Africa, and demonstrating that private governance can have significant positive effects. She provides important and interesting new insights into how these effects vary across types of firms and the types of roles business plays in governance.” (Tony Porter, McMaster University, Canada)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook 95,19 €
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Hardcover 119,59 €
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 67,59 €
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  • Due: November 24, 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-349-85047-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Governing African Gold Mining
Book Subtitle
Private Governance and the Resource Curse
Authors
Series Title
International Political Economy Series
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-56354-5
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-56354-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-56353-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-85047-1
Series ISSN
2662-2483
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 239
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations
Topics