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Managing artisanal and small-scale mining in forest areas: perspectives from a poststructural political ecology

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Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) is an activity intimately associated with social deprivation and environmental degradation, including deforestation. This paper examines ASM and deforestation using a broadly poststructural political ecology framework. Hegemonic discourses are shown to consistently influence policy direction, particularly in emerging approaches such as Corporate Social Responsibility and the Forest Stewardship Council. A review of alternative discourses reveals that the ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1111/j.1475-4959.2011.00405.x

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, SOGE, Environmental Change Institute
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Geographical Journal Journal website
Volume:
177
Issue:
4
Pages:
347-356
Publication date:
2011-12-05
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ISSN:
0016-7398
URN:
uuid:31ece6de-bf99-4ec6-8a88-6835e5bd5eeb
Source identifiers:
615012
Local pid:
pubs:615012

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