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Grass roots and deep holes: Community responses to mining in Melanesia

Filer, Colin; Macintyre, Martha


This introduction contextualizes the discussion of community responses to mining in Melanesia by looking first at the policies of minerals extraction and the shift of academic interest from economic development to the social effects of mining. As this collection concentrates on Papua New Guinea, an analysis of the sector and its problems in that country is briefly contrasted with the situation in other Pacific Island nations, canvassing the idea that the economic "resource curse" might have a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: The Contemporary Pacific


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