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Between Legitimacy and Illegality: Informal Coal Mining at the Limits of Justice

Lahiri-Dutt, Kuntala


Commonly presented as arising from poor policing and corruption, and as destroying the environmental commons, "illegal" production and marketing of coal is a significant aspect of everyday life in eastern India. Representations of illegality hide unpleasant social realities of the coal mining tracts: poor environmental performance of the state-owned mining sector, social disruption and displacement of communities, and a general decay in the traditional subsistence base. This paper works through...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Book chapter
DOI: .4324/9781315614793


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