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Explaining mining company and community relations in Paracatu, Brazil: Situational context and company practice

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dc.contributor.advisor Bradshaw, Benjamin de Oliveira, Gustavo 2010-12-06 2011-01-24T16:10:40Z 2011-01-24T16:10:40Z 2011-01-24
dc.description.abstract Mineral projects in the global South have been subjected to increasing opposition, especially from adjacent communities, ultimately forcing some firms to abandon government-permitted and financially viable projects. Consequently, the mining literature has become saturated with prescriptions for firms seeking to engage with impacted communities. This literature is limited in that: it has primarily focused on conflict-ridden situations; the role of context has been largely ignored; and there has been little validation of what works and why. This thesis responds to these limitations through an assessment of the Canadian firm Kinross Gold at Paracatu, Brazil, where company-community relations have seemingly been healthy for years. Kinross has exerted considerable effort to engage with the community through several initiatives. While not all initiatives have been effective, community relations are strong, especially when compared to other foreign-owned mines in Latin America. However, Paracatu also boasts a diversified economy, and positive population and governance characteristics. This research shows that both context and company practice are important in determining company-community relations. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject mining en_US
dc.subject mineral extraction en_US
dc.subject resource management en_US
dc.subject brazil en_US
dc.subject canada en_US
dc.subject community relations en_US
dc.subject community engagement en_US
dc.subject community conflict en_US
dc.subject harmonious relations en_US
dc.subject peaceful relations en_US
dc.subject community opposition en_US
dc.subject CSR en_US
dc.subject corporate social responsibility en_US
dc.subject context en_US
dc.subject situational context en_US
dc.title Explaining mining company and community relations in Paracatu, Brazil: Situational context and company practice en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Geography en_US Master of Arts en_US Department of Geography en_US

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