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Title Bauxite mining in Africa : transnational corporate governance and development / Johannes Knierzinger.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]


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Description 1 online resource
Series International Political Economy Series
International political economy series (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed September 18, 2017).
Subject Aluminum mines and mining -- Africa.
Contents Acknowledgements; Contents; Acronyms; List of Figures; List of Tables; Chapter 1 Introduction; 1.1 The Global Production Network of Aluminum; 1.1.1 The Social and Ecological Consequences of Aluminum Production; 1.2 Bauxite and Aluminum Production in Africa; 1.2.1 Tanzania, Mozambique, and Sierra Leone; 1.2.2 Mining and Smelting in Ghana; 1.2.3 Mining and Refining in Guinea; 1.2.4 Alucam in Cameroon; 1.2.5 Nigeria's "Alu City" Ikot Abasi; 1.2.6 South Africa and Egypt; 1.3 Concluding Remarks; Bibliography; Chapter 2 Concepts: Corporate Decision Spaces and Chains of Command.
2.1 Commodity-Based Approaches2.2 GCC, GVC, or GPN?; 2.3 Possible Contributions of the ExtractiveSector to GPN Research; 2.3.1 Corporate Decision Space and Infrastructural Power; 2.4 Global Chains of Command; 2.5 Crises of Chain Governance; 2.6 The African State as a Victimof Globalization?; References; Chapter 3 Case Study: Guinea; 3.1 The Decision Space of Rusal in Guinea; 3.1.1 Fria; Fria Under Pechiney; Environmental Damage; Fria Turns into Friguia; Workers as Super-Citizens; Sysmin Programs in Fria; Pechiney Leaves; Fria Under Rusal (2003-2014).
The New MastersSub-Contracting; More Conflicts; Protests on the Countryside: The Example of Kondekhore; Dadis and the World Economic Crisis; Pensions; Wages; Condé Comes; Lights Out: Rusal Leaves Fria; From Fria to Dian-Dian; How to Jump Off a Lion; The Women Take Over; Current Situation and Outlook; 3.1.2 Débélé; Tax Payments and the Electrification of Mambia; Infrastructure and Corporate Social Responsibility; Expropriations; Infrastructural Projects Under Control of Local Authorities; Salaries and Working Conditions; Meager Prospects.
3.2 The Compagnie Des Bauxites de Guinée3.2.1 History; OFAB and the Start of Construction; The Start of Production; 3.2.2 Kamsar; Electricity, Security, and Relations with the Local Administration; Taxes Versus CSR; Comparison of "Public" and "Private" Investments in Infrastructure; Schools and Hospitals; Environment; New Projects; 3.2.3 Sangaredi; Services; CSR, PDLs, and Taxes; Rich Workers and Poor Administrators; Local Neopatrimonialism; The Villages Around Sangaredi.
Relocations and CompensationsCompensations for Destructions; Hamdalay; Ndanta Fonye; Wendou Diawle; Boundouwouande; The Construction Site of GAC; 3.3 Summary of the Chapter; 3.3.1 Post-Colonial Exploitation: Infrastructural Power Replaces Despotic Power; 3.3.2 Status Quo in Guinea; References; Chapter 4 Conclusions; 4.1 Global Chains of Command; 4.2 Different Company Cultures; 4.3 Two Crises of Chain Governance; 4.4 Possible Ways Forward; Bibliography; Index.
Summary This book deals with the consequences of the inclusion of African states and communities in the global aluminium chain. The so-called "New Scramble for Africa" of the 2000s illustrated how seriously African living conditions are affected by continuous cycles of boom and bust, and how strongly the quality of life currently depends on the investment decisions and corporate social responsibility policies of transnational corporations. Taking the example of the global production network of bauxite and aluminium, the author focuses on the socio-political aspects of this dependency, which he achieves through the conducting of a series of interviews with various involved parties.
Other Title Print version: Knierzinger, Johannes, 1981- Bauxite mining in Africa. Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018] 3319527053 9783319527055