Illegal Mining

Organized Crime, Corruption, and Ecocide in a Resource-Scarce World

Editors: Zabyelina, Yuliya, van Uhm, Daan (Eds.)

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  • Provides a much-needed examination of organized crime, corruption and environmental harm in the mining and extractive industries
  • Discusses the consequences of illegal mining, including violence, human exploitation, loss of economic revenue, and ecocide
  • Analyzes the diversification of organized crime into the mining industry
  • Covers the interplay between informal mining and organized crime and gold- and diamond-based money laundering
  • Evaluates existing responses to illegal mining from various stakeholders
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This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the illegal extraction of metals and minerals from the perspectives of organized crime theory, green criminology, anti-corruption studies, and victimology. It includes contributions that focus on organized crime-related offences, such as drug trafficking and trafficking in persons, extortion, corruption and money laundering and sheds light on the serious environmental harms caused by illegal mining. Based on a wide range of case studies from the Amazon rainforest through the Ukrainian flatlands to the desert-like savanna of Central African Republic and Australia’s elevated plateaus, this book offers a unique insight into the illegal mining business and the complex relationship between organized crime, corruption, and ecocide. This is the first book-length publication on illegal extraction, trafficking in mined commodities, and ecocide associated with mining. It will appeal to scholars working on organized crime and green crime, including criminologists, sociologists, anthropologists, and legal scholars. Practitioners and the general public may welcome this comprehensive and timely publication to contemplate on resource-scarcity, security, and crime in a rapidly changing world. 

About the authors

Yuliya Zabyelina is Assistant Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, USA.
Daan van Uhm is Assistant Professor in Criminology at the Willem Pompe Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology, the Netherlands. 

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • The New Eldorado: Organized Crime, Informal Mining, and the Global Scarcity of Metals and Minerals

    Pages 3-30

    Zabyelina, Yuliya (et al.)

  • Why Organized Crime Seeks New Criminal Markets

    Pages 31-42

    Albanese, Jay S.

  • The Queer Ladder of Social Mobility: Illegal Enterprise in the Anthracite Mining Region of Pennsylvania in the Interwar Decades (1917–1945)

    Pages 43-74

    Schmidt, Robert

  • Links Between Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining and Organized Crime in Latin America and Africa

    Pages 77-104

    Wagner, Livia (et al.)

  • The Diversification of Organized Crime into Gold Mining: Domination, Crime Convergence, and Ecocide in Darién, Colombia

    Pages 105-146

    Uhm, Daan

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Illegal Mining
Book Subtitle
Organized Crime, Corruption, and Ecocide in a Resource-Scarce World
Editors
  • Yuliya Zabyelina
  • Daan van Uhm
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-46327-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-46327-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-46326-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXVII, 573
Number of Illustrations
19 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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