Sustainable livelihoods and indicators for regional development in mining economies

Horsley, Julia, Prout, Sarah, Tonts, Matthew and Ali, Saleem H. (2015) Sustainable livelihoods and indicators for regional development in mining economies. Extractive Industries and Society, 2 2: 368-380. doi:10.1016/j.exis.2014.12.001


Author Horsley, Julia
Prout, Sarah
Tonts, Matthew
Ali, Saleem H.
Title Sustainable livelihoods and indicators for regional development in mining economies
Journal name Extractive Industries and Society
ISSN 2214-790X
2214-7918
Publication date 2015-04-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.exis.2014.12.001
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 2
Issue 2
Start page 368
End page 380
Total pages 13
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Subject 3305 Geography, Planning and Development
3303 Development
1905 Economic Geology
2308 Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
Abstract In recent years, there has been growing interest in identifying robust indicators which demonstrate the links between mining and development. This builds on an extensive body of work in the broad field of rural development, and aims to capture the extent to which mining is contributing to changes in economic, socio-cultural, health, political and environmental conditions. While these indicators are contested on both conceptual and methodological grounds, we argue in this paper that the sustainable livelihoods (SL) framework might offer a more robust means of understanding the interplay between mining and development. The paper traces the emergence of this framework and considers how it might be situated in the context of existing ‘resource studies’ literature, before proposing methodological and conceptual alternatives for understanding the links between mining and development.
Keyword Mining
Regional development
Indicators
Sustainable livelihoods
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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