Download Regimes of Risk: The World Bank and the Transformation of by Pascale Hatcher PDF

By Pascale Hatcher

With Asia as its backdrop, this booklet investigates the function performed by way of the realm financial institution crew (WBG) in conceptualising and selling new mining regimes adapted for resource-rich state consumers. It information a specific politics of mining within the worldwide South characterized through the transplanting, hijacking and contesting of the WBG's mining time table.

Show description

Read Online or Download Regimes of Risk: The World Bank and the Transformation of Mining in Asia PDF

Similar energy & mining books

Blowout and Well Control Handbook

As along with his 1994 ebook, complicated Blowout and good keep watch over, Grace deals a publication that provides confirmed practices and methods for good regulate, all in accordance with sturdy engineering rules and his personal greater than 25 years of hands-on box adventure. particular events are reviewed in addition to special approaches to investigate possible choices and take on difficulties.

Pressure Transient Formation and Well Testing

This reference offers a complete description of circulate via porous media and suggestions to strain diffusion difficulties in homogenous, layered, and heterogeneous reservoirs. It covers the basics of interpretation suggestions for formation tester strain gradients, and pretests, multiprobe and packer strain temporary assessments, together with spinoff, convolution, and pressure-rate and pressure-pressure deconvolution.

Oil and Gas Pipelines and Piping Systems. Design, Construction, Management, and Inspection

Oil and gasoline Pipelines and Piping structures: layout, development, administration, and Inspection provides the entire serious elements wanted for oil and gasoline piping and pipeline tracking and upkeep, in addition to strategies to reduce high priced disruptions inside of operations. damaged up into logical elements, the booklet starts with insurance on pipelines, together with crucial issues, reminiscent of fabric choice, designing for oil and gasoline valuable amenities, tank farms and depots, the development and installment of transportation pipelines, pipe cleansing, and upkeep checklists.

Additional resources for Regimes of Risk: The World Bank and the Transformation of Mining in Asia

Example text

In an analysis of the conceptualisation of the notion of ‘risk’ in the mining The World Bank Group, Mining Regimes, and Theoretical Insights 33 sector, Emel and Huber argue that capital has come to claim a monopoly over the idea of risk: Largely ignored in the financial risk lexicon are the environmental, economic, social and public health risks to the landowner whether it be the host state or the local community. These latter risks – recognized as significant by local community members, indigenous groups, and nongovernmental organizations that resist mines – are viewed by investors, banks, and mining companies as engineering and social issues that can be mitigated.

In the introduction to ‘Neither the Washington Consensus nor the PostWashington Consensus’, Fine et al. (2001) suggest that while the PWC does introduce a shift in practices, it does not challenge the roots of the former Consensus. So while there is a change, it is one that is far from radical politics as it does not dispute the neoliberal basis of the structural adjustment era.  4).  2). 32 Significantly, while there is continuity in the change, the SDM is more than a mere discursive shift. Throughout this book, the SDM is seen as a specific agenda encompassing both the PWC narrative and new development mechanisms brought forth on the ground.

This substantial influence of MIGA and IFC in the mining sector is closely linked to the fact that they are integral parts of the WBG. As such, both affiliates draw on the significant economic and political weight wielded by the multilateral organisation.  4). As further summarised by MIGA: As part of the World Bank Group, and having as our shareholders both host countries and investor countries, MIGA brings security and credibility to an investment that is unmatched. Our presence in a potential investment can literally transform a ‘no-go’ into a ‘go’.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.41 of 5 – based on 31 votes