Political and institutional prerequisites for successful mining establishment and development: a synthesis of social science research
2012 (English)Report (Other academic)
Mining has a substantial influence on several parts of society, in part by providing economic and social development, but also through negative environmental and social-cultural impacts connected to its operation. This combination of both positive and negative effects induces a complex planning and permitting process concerning large and differentiated values, long time spans and large numbers of actors. The aim of this report is to conduct a survey of previous research on societal aspects on mines and mining conducted within political science in particular (and within a broader spectrum of other social sciences in general). The emphasis of the study is placed on identifying research focusing on how, and to what extent, political and institutional factors affect processes of mining development and subsequent serve to shape their outcomes. Results show that previous research has focused on the distribution of rights and resources in connection to development. Five main sub-categories are identified: national mining policies, indigenous rights, corporate social responsibility, company-community conflicts and environmental impacts. Research on how the development processes is impacted by the influence of e.g. public opinion and stakeholder core values, of interactions within the administrative system and of national and subnational policies has though largely been overlooked.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 2012. , 53 p.
Research report / Luleå University of Technology, ISSN 1402-1528
Research subject Political Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-22286Local ID: 241af11c-2f87-4160-9b68-172f1120cba6ISBN: 978-91-7439-411-5OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-22286DiVA: diva2:995335
Godkänd; 2012; 20120227 (ysko)2016-09-292016-09-29Bibliographically approved