General and International Mineral Policy

Focus: Europe

  • Günter Tiess

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIX
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    Pages 1-38
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    Pages 137-180
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    Pages 521-523
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About this book


The demand for mineral resources (iron ore, cement, etc.) has increased substantially in recent years, a development which can be traced back to the economic growth of heavily populated newly industrializing countries. More than fifty percent of the total world population is now interested in the same resources. This change of structure has caused enormous price increases on international commodity markets. In Europe this process can also be noticed in shortages of some mineral resources. National mineral resources policies play a decisive role here, and developing special policies is vital to creating a mineral resources strategy and ensuring a competitive mining industry. This book discusses the mineral resources policies and strategies of important mineral resources importing and exporting countries, examines the status quo of European mineral resources policy and puts forward proposals for the implementation of such a policy for discussion.


Asia China Europe commodities economic utilization environmental impacts exploration investment mineral industry mining natural resources

Authors and affiliations

  • Günter Tiess
    • 1
  1. 1.Montanuniversität LeobenAustria

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Vienna 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • Print ISBN 978-3-211-89004-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-211-89005-9
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