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The Politics of Resource Extraction: Indigenous Peoples, Multinational Corporations and the State


The Politics of Resource Extraction: Indigenous Peoples, Multinational Corporations and the State
International institutions, including the United Nations and World Bank, and numerous multinational companies (MNCs) have voiced concern over the adverse impact of resource extraction activities on the livelihood of indigenous communities. Yet the scale and scope of problems confronting indigenous peoples caused by mineral extraction projects endorsed by governments, international agencies and MNCs is monumental. This raises a paradox: Despite the burgeoning number of international charters and national laws asserting the rights of indigenous peoples, they find themselves subjected to discrimination, dispossession and racism. The authors explore this paradox by examining mega resource extraction projects in Australia, Bolivia, Canada, Chad and Cameroon, India, Nigeria, Peru and the Philippines.

Contents
1. Transnational Governmentality in the Context of Resource Extraction; S. Sawyer and E.T. Gomez
2. On Indigenous Identity and a Language of Rights; S.Sawyer & E.T. Gomez
3. State, Capital, Multinational Institutions and Indigenous Peoples; S. Sawyer & E.T. Gomez
4. Indigenous Rights, Mining Corporations and the Australian State; J. Altman
5. Extracting Justice: Natural Gas, Indigenous Mobilization and the Bolivian State; T. Perreault
6. The Broker State and the 'Inevitability' of Progress: The Camisea Project and Indigenous Peoples in Peru; P. Urteaga-Crovetto
7. Development, Power and Identity Politics in the Philippines; R.D. Rovillos & V. Tauli-Corpuz
8. The Nigerian State, Multinational Oil Corporations and the Indigenous Communities of the Niger Delta; B. Naanen
9. Identity, Power and Development: The Kondhs in Orissa, India; V. Xaxa
10. Public-Private Partnership and Institutional Capture: The State, International Institutions and Indigenous Peoples in Chad and Cameroon; K.Horta
11. Identity, Power and Rights: The State, International Institutions and Indigenous Peoples in Canada; M. Davis
Conclusion: Attending to the Paradox: Public Governance and Inclusive International Platforms; S.Sawyer and E.T. Gomez
Appendix 1: International Conventions and IFI Policies on Indigenous Rights
Appendix 2: Cross-Section of Domestic Legislation Pertaining to Indigenous Rights
Appendix 3: Legal Institutions and Authorities for the Enforcement of Indigenous Rights

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  • Publication and ordering details
  • Pub. Date: 14 Feb 2012
    Pub. Place: United Kingdom
    ISBN: 978-0-230-34772-4
    Type: Hardback
    From: Palgrave