Journal article

Institutional challenges for mining and sustainability in Peru.

Anthony J Bebbington, Jeffrey T Bury

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America | Published : 2009


Global consumption continues to generate growth in mining. In lesser developed economies, this growth offers the potential to generate new resources for development, but also creates challenges to sustainability in the regions in which extraction occurs. This context leads to debate on the institutional arrangements most likely to build synergies between mining, livelihoods, and development, and on the socio-political conditions under which such institutions can emerge. Building from a multiyear, three-country program of research projects, Peru, a global center of mining expansion, serves as an exemplar for analyzing the effects of extractive industry on livelihoods and the conditions under ..

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