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Informal mining in Mongolia: livelihood change and continuity in the rangelands

Lahiri-Dutt, Kuntala; Dondov, Hishgee


Change has been the leitmotif of Mongolia in recent years as the country rides on the back of a mining boom, but enormous upheavals tear apart Mongolian economic, political and social fabrics. Yet, Mongolian imagination continues to be imbued with the idea of nomadic herders, the quintessential pasture and rangeland dwellers of the steppes. The conflicting visions raise the question: “How is the livelihood of Mongolia’s nomadic herders responding to the diverse changes ushered in by the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Local Environment
DOI: 10.1080/13549839.2016.1176012


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