Problems of regulatory governance in the mining sector in Asia

O'Callaghan, Terry and Vivoda, Vlado (2015) Problems of regulatory governance in the mining sector in Asia. Transnational Corporations, 22 1: 31-57. doi:10.18356/34aec3e7-en

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Author O'Callaghan, Terry
Vivoda, Vlado
Title Problems of regulatory governance in the mining sector in Asia
Journal name Transnational Corporations   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1014-9562
ISBN 9789211128840
Publication date 2015
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.18356/34aec3e7-en
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 22
Issue 1
Start page 31
End page 57
Total pages 27
Place of publication Geneva, Switzerland
Publisher United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This paper analyses the governance of foreign mining investment in the Asia-Pacific region. After surveying relevant literature on regulatory regimes, the paper draws on the seminal work by Stern and Holder (1999) to evaluate the regulatory issues in China, India, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines. Our analyses indicate six key regional challenges: regulatory overlap, regulatory capture and a lack of independence from government, lack of impartiality, lack of transparency, inadequate stakeholder engagement and access to regulator, and a lack of institutional capacity. These issues are more pronounced in some countries than in others. Finally, policy implications which may aide regional governments to improve governance infrastructure in their mining sectors are outlined.
Keyword Mining social aspects
Foreign investment
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining Publications
Official 2016 Collection
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Created: Tue, 20 Oct 2015, 15:42:37 EST by Vlado Vivoda on behalf of Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining