Small-scale Mining, Rural Subsistence, and Poverty in West Africa
|FOREWORD by Ian Smillie, Partnership Africa Canada, Ottawa|
|Introduction: Resuscitating the Policy and Research Agendas for Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining|
|1. Section 1: Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining in West Africa – An Overview of the Issue|
|2. Poverty and Economic Development in West Africa: An Historical Analysis|
|3. Poverty and Artisanal Mining in West Africa|
|4. Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining in West Africa: An Overview of Sustainable Development and Environmental Issues|
|5. Mercury: An Agent of Poverty in West Africa’s Small-Scale Gold Mining Industry|
|6. Fostering cooperation between small- and large-scale gold miners in West Africa|
|7. Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining in West Africa: Achieving Sustainable Development through Environmental and Human Rights Law|
|8. Section 2: Country Case Studies – Francophone West Africa|
|9. Artisanal Mining in Mali: An Overview of the Issues|
|10. Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mines in Burkina Faso: Today and Tomorrow|
|11. Artisanal Gold Mining in Burkina Faso: Permits, Poverty and Perceptions of the Poor in Sanmatenga, The ‘Land of Gold’|
|12. Artisanal Gold-Mining in Northern Benin: A Socio-Cultural Perspective|
|13. Section 3: Country Case Studies – Anglophone West Africa|
|14. Diamonds, poverty and war in Sierra Leone|
|15. Reflections on the Political Economy of Artisanal Diamond Mining in Kono District, Sierra Leone|
|16. Integrative Perspectives on Diamond Mining and Public Health in Akwatia, Ghana|
|17. Socio-Economic, Environmental and Policy Implications of Alluvial Diamond Mining in the Birim|
|18. ‘Live and Let’s Live’ – The Relationship between Artisanal/Small-Scale and Large-scale miners in Ghana: The Abosso Goldfields’ Experience|
|19. Strained relations: a critical assessment of the mining conflict in Prestea, Ghana|
|20. Addressing the Environmental Challenges of Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining in Nigeria|
|Postscript: Progress on the Horizon?|
Gavin Hilson Gavin M. Hilson is Lecturer at the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, University of Reading, UK.
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