Paper $26.95 ISBN: 9781842771754 Published April 2007 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $59.95 ISBN: 9781842771747 Published April 2007 For sale in North and South America only

Rocks and Hard Places

The Globalization of Mining

Roger Moody

Rocks and Hard Places

Roger Moody

Distributed for Zed Books

224 pages | 5.0625 x 7.8125 | © 2007  
Paper $26.95 ISBN: 9781842771754 Published April 2007 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $59.95 ISBN: 9781842771747 Published April 2007 For sale in North and South America only
The world of international mining is changing rapidly. Mining corporations are encroaching on more and more greenfield sites in Africa, the Asia-Pacific and Latin America, to serve ever-expanding global industries. Moody shows that large-scale mining imposes a heavy toll on local communities, on their fragile economies and ways of life, as well as the environment. He challenges the mining corporations' recent public relations offensive extolling the virtues of largescale mining and its alleged compatibility with sustainable development, and reveals the unprecedented wave of community and trade union opposition to projects in both the South and the North. This important book concludes with urgent proposals to check the role of multinationals in a sector that has always been at the core of resource exploitation.
Contents
1. Through the minefield
2. How the World Bank backs bad miners
3. Cursed by resources
4. Blood, toil and tears
5. The destruction of construction
6. Sacrifice areas
7. Winning hearts and mines
8. No means no
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