Mining is a lot more than complex technology, logistics and finance. While mineral extraction does require an amazing array of machinery, computers, and processes for transporting and treating the materials, it is just as much a social project that is negotiated and conducted within a social context. And just as the technological challenges require qualified engineers, geologists and other specialists, the social aspects of mining demand skilled, sophisticated experts who can lay the foundations for productive dialogue between communities, governments and project proponents.

Publisher: Americas Quarterly

Type: Article


2014, Arbeláez-Ruiz, D. and Franks, D., Getting to the Table: How a new generation of organisations is improving dialogue and recording conflict over mining in Latin America. Americas Quarterly, Vol.8, Issue 2, pp. 111

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Getting to the table

Getting to the table