'Free prior and informed consent', social complexity and the mining industry: establishing a knowledge base

Owen, John R. and Kemp, Deanna (2014) 'Free prior and informed consent', social complexity and the mining industry: establishing a knowledge base. Resources Policy, 41 1: 91-100. doi:10.1016/j.resourpol.2014.03.006


Author Owen, John R.
Kemp, Deanna
Title 'Free prior and informed consent', social complexity and the mining industry: establishing a knowledge base
Journal name Resources Policy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0301-4207
1873-7641
Publication date 2014-09-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.resourpol.2014.03.006
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 41
Issue 1
Start page 91
End page 100
Total pages 10
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Language eng
Subject 2002 Cultural Studies
2308 Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
3308 Law
3312 Sociology and Political Science
Formatted abstract
'Free prior and informed consent' (FPIC) has emerged as an influential theme in contemporary debates about mining and development. This paper considers the social knowledge base required to actualize the notion of FPIC in particular mining contexts. FPIC introduces heightened social performance requirements at a time where many mining companies are still grappling with the fundamentals of their corporate social responsibilities (CSR). The authors critically review the character of the current FPIC debate as it relates to mining, and outline four conditional factors required to safeguard against social risk. They posit that such risk could be exacerbated by mining companies that fail to comprehensively account for social context and conditionalities. Given the industry's broad-based discursive engagement with FPIC, there is an urgent need to extend the current debate beyond legal application and engage with other, equally important, base concepts from the social sciences for the operationalization of FPIC.
Keyword Corporate social responsibility
Sustainable development
Mining
Consent
Conflict
Indigenous peoples
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining Publications
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Sustainable Minerals Institute Publications
 
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