The politics of artisanal and small-scale mining in Mongolia (2016)
Large-scale mining has become the cornerstone of Mongolia’s development and poverty reduction narrative. Building on political economy insights, this paper explores the politics of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) in the competing context of the fast-pace development of large-scale mining in Mongolia. Questions are raised about the actors involved in promoting an ‘investment-led model’ which has privileged large-scale activities. Such context sheds light on the marginalisation of ASM activities in Mongolia, a sector which, despite being illegal until 2010, has continued to support 20 per cent of Mongolia’s rural workforce.
CitationHatcher P (2016). The politics of artisanal and small-scale mining in Mongolia. Third World Thematics: A TWQ Journal. 1(2). 184-201.
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Keywordsextractive industry; Mongolia; small-scale artisanal mining; large-scale mining; neoliberalism
ANZSRC Fields of Research38 - Economics::3801 - Applied economics::380109 - Industry economics and industrial organisation
14 - Economics::1402 - Applied Economics::140202 - Economic Development and Growth
16 - Studies in Human Society::1604 - Human Geography::160401 - Economic Geography
44 - Human society::4408 - Political science::440807 - Government and politics of Asia and the Pacific
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