State Governance of Mining, Development and Sustainability

Tracy-Lynn Field, Professor, School of Law, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

States in mineral-rich jurisdictions must promote mining as a development industry just as they must protect people and environment from the worst excesses of extractivism. State Governance of Mining, Development and Sustainability explores how the State’s role in facilitating a developmental and sustainable mining industry has been defined. In doing so, this astute book considers the impact of the policies and laws of mineral-rich States themselves, multilateral international governance institutions, industry associations, and environmental justice advocates in the areas of property relations, mineral taxation, environmental management and mine closure.

‘...the book is an extraordinary resource and a useful addition for an under-researched area of state governance of mineral resources. It fills a critical gap in literature as it provides the most comprehensive engagement with the wide range of critical debates around mining and sustainability. The engagement with the two difficult cross cutting themes of taxation and property rights are an extremely useful addition to the literature. The range of the coverage of critical debates around mining and key issues such as property rights, taxation, environmental assessment and mine closure are explicated in great detail making this voluminous book an ideal reader for academics and researchers.’
– Roopa Madhav, LEAD: Law, Environment and Development Journal

‘In a time of ecological crisis, with ever present evidence of social conflict arising from mining development, Tracy-Lynn Field's painstaking examination of the contested discourses of sustainable mining and the role of the state makes a major contribution. Going beyond critique with a detailed comparative assessment of laws relating to property, tax, and environment, Field ultimately reveals how a post-extractivist frame could underpin transformation away from the chronic environmental, social and economic externalities that continue to plague global mining.’
– Sara L Seck, Dalhousie University, Canada

2019 416 pp Hardback 978 1 78471 263 1 £110.00 £99.00 $165.00 $148.50

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