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Bauxite Mining in Africa

Transnational Corporate Governance and Development


Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Johannes Knierzinger
    Pages 1-34
  3. Johannes Knierzinger
    Pages 63-243
  4. Johannes Knierzinger
    Pages 245-257
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 259-268

About this book


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.


Ghana Guinea Cameroon Sierra Leone Aluminium Bauxite

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Leipzig UniversityToulouseFrance

About the authors

Johannes Knierzinger is Researcher at the Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD) and works at the joint research unit Prodig (CNRS), France.

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