The mineral economies comprise approximately one-fifth of developing countries. They face special problems in achieving sustainable development, and have as a group been less successful than resource-deficient neighbours. This book examines the apparent paradox, detailing the current problems facing the mineral economies and the future policies necessary to overcome these problems.
Nine countries are studied: Botswana, Chile, Colombia, Indonesia, Jamaica, Namibia, Papua New Guinea, Peru, and Trinidad and Tobago. The authors argue that the key factor is not the sustainability of the mineral production that initially generates growth, but the maintenance of the economic and social conditions for sustaining that growth. They draw upon recent progress in environmental and natural resource accounting to show how this can be achieved, and also assess the socio-political
factors that often constrain sustainable development.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 300
Weight: 564 g
Dimensions: 242 x 163 x 21 mm
Recommended as being of interest to both practitioners and researchers as well as students of the subject for whom it offers succinct theory and case-study material supported by a useful bibliography for further reading. * Progress in Development Studies *
Sustainable Development in Mineral Economies is a useful and wide-ranging analysis of the economic, environmental and social implications of mineral resource wealth and extraction based upon the varied experiences of eight developing countries. * Progress in Development Studies *
Important book ... a good read ... clear and logical ... carefully crafted. * Natural Resources Forum *