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Title:Regulating mining in Africa: for whose benefit?
Editor:Campbell, BonnieISNI
Year:2004
ISSN:1104-8417
Issue:26
Pages:89
Language:English
Series:Discussion paper
City of publisher:Uppsala
Publisher:Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
ISBN:917106527X
Geographic terms:Africa
Mali
Guinea
Ghana
Tanzania
Madagascar
Subjects:mining law
environmental policy
mining policy
mining
External link:http://nai.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2:240515
Abstract:Over the 1980s and 1990s, the reform of regulatory and legal frameworks in favour of greater harmonization and stability in the mining sector in Africa has contributed to a more favourable environment for foreign investment. The reform measures have entailed, however, a process of profoundly redefining the role of the State. Due to this, these measures have the potential effect in the countries concerned of driving down norms in areas of critical importance to social and economic development, as well as the protection of the environment. Section 1 of this collective volume summarizes the process of liberalization of the African mining sector in the 1980s from a developmental perspective. Section 2 examines the creation of a new regulatory framework in the 1990s for mining in Africa. In section 3, case studies illustrate how this process has given rise to specific mining codes and environmental regulations in different African countries, viz. Ghana (contribution by Thomas Akabzaa), Guinea (Bonnie Campbell), Mali (Pascale Hatcher), Madagascar (Bruno Sarrasin), Tanzania (Paula Butler). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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