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Title Dilemmas of development : the social and economic impact of the Porgera gold mine, 1989-1994 / Colin Filer (editor).
Imprint Canberra, ACT : ANU E Press, [2012]
2012

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Series PANDORA electronic collection.
Subject Gold mines and mining -- Social aspects -- Papua New Guinea -- Porgera.
Gold mines and mining -- Economic aspects -- Papua New Guinea -- Porgera.
Porgera (Papua New Guinea) -- Social conditions.
Porgera (Papua New Guinea) -- Economic conditions.
Alt Name Filer, Colin, Editor.
National Research Institute (Papua New Guinea)
Australian National University. Resource Management in Asia-Pacific Project.
Australian National University. Asia Pacific School of Economics and Management.
Description 1 online resource (333 pages) : illustrations, maps
Note Title from title screen (viewed 20 December 2012).
Originally published by Asia Pacific Press, 1999.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction / Colin Filer – Social change in the Porgera Valley / Susanne Bonnell – The economic impact of the mine / Glenn Banks – The landowner relocation programme / Susanne Bonnell – Gardens and wantoks ; The next round of relocation ; Business as usual / Glenn Banks – Porgera, whence and wither? / Aletta Biersack – Evidence of the ‘new competencies’? / John Burton.
Summary "The main purpose of this volume is to publish, and thus to publicise, the factual material contained in a series of consultancy reports commissioned by the Porgera Joint Venture (PJV) between 1992 and 1994 (Banks 1993, 1994a, 1994b, 1994c; Bonne1l1994). These reports dealt with the social and economic impact of the Porgera gold mine on the population of the Porgera Valley during the period which had elapsed since the Government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) signed a Mining Development Contract with the PJV in April 1989. They were commissioned as part of what became known as the Porgera Social Monitoring Programme, which was itself intended to satisfy some of the conditions which the PNG Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) had attached to its approval of the company's Environmental Plan (NSR 1988) and Environmental Management and Monitoring Programme(PJV 1991). The substance of these reports has been revised and edited to form Chapters 2-7 of the present volume. The last two chapters have been specially commissioned from two other social scientists who have studied the social impact of the mining project, and who were asked to provide their own comments on the design, management and output of the Porgera Social Monitoring Programme."--Introduction.
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Access OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks). All rights reserved.
ISBN 9781922144423 (electronic bk.)
1922144428 (electronic bk.)
9781922144416 (pbk.)
192214441X (pbk.)
ISBN/ISSN 459885
OCLC # 838754066


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