Sustainable Development in Mineral Economies

Hardcover | December 1, 1998

byRichard M. Auty, Raymond F. Mikesell

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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 problemsfacing 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 andsocial 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.

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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 problemsfacing the mineral economies and the future ...

Richard M. Auty is Reader in Geography at Lancaster University. A former consultant to the World Bank, UNCTAD, HIID, and KIET, he has also been Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, the Harvard Institute for International Development, and the Research Program in Development Studies at the...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:297 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.83 inPublished:December 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198294875

ISBN - 13:9780198294870

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`important book ... a good read ... clear and logical ... carefully crafted.' I. Sohn, Natural Resources Forum 24 (2000).