This collection of expert academic articles aims to investigate how conflict prevention and resolution methods should more effectively support the global justice movement not only at an international level, but also at extractive industry sites in the four corners of the world. By understanding how many areas respond to concerns of social, cultural and environmental justice, the authors of several chapters of this collaborative book intend to pinpoint questions of fairness and redress in relation to “glocal” (i.e. global and local) governance.
A focus will be on cases involving Canadian extractive companies, as the country is home to more than 70% of the world’s largest mining corporations, with operations in Africa, Asia, South and Central America.
- Academic specialists and leaders - written by contributors from around the globe offering a diverse and well-rounded perspective of extractive industry practices and its global ramifications
- Peer-reviewed - all work has been internally peer-reviewed ensuring the quality and merit of the research
- International application - explores case studies from around the world where the largest mining corporations have set up operations including Africa, Canada, and South and Central America
A Timely Read
- Professors & Students - to teach and to learn about the effect that mining and other extractive companies have on indigenous communities as well as examine dispute prevention and resolution mechanisms for overcoming these complexities
- Legal Practitioners - who work for extractive industry companies, or, alternatively, who represent indigenous and local communities to help them better understand human rights and socio-environmental conflicts arising from mining activities
- NGO’s - to advocate for human rights, environmental rights and global justice by understanding the global paradigm of extractive industry standards and policies
- Government - to develop policy to address concerns related to human rights and the environment in areas with extractive industries actively present or where they are contemplating allowing an extractive company access to local resources