Since the late 1990s, artisanal and small-scale mining operations have expanded greatly in Indonesia, heralding new income opportunities for the rural poor in many parts of the country. However, as this study shows, the impact of artisanal and small-scale mining on rural livelihoods has been mixed. In some cases, economically vulnerable populations have become even more vulnerable since the arrival of mining. This dissertation examines the political economy of artisanal and small to...[Show more]
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