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The State, Popular Mobilisation and Gold Mining in Mongolia: Shaping ‘Neoliberal’ Policies

Dulam, B.; (2020) The State, Popular Mobilisation and Gold Mining in Mongolia: Shaping ‘Neoliberal’ Policies. [Book]. Economic Exposures in Asia. UCL Press: London. Green open access

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Abstract

Mongolia’s mining sector, along with its environmental and social costs, have been the subject of prolonged and heated debate. This debate has often cast the country as either a victim of the ‘resource curse’ or guilty of ‘resource nationalism’. In The State, Popular Mobilisation and Gold Mining in Mongolia, Dulam Bumochir aims to avoid the pitfalls of this debate by adopting an alternative theoretical approach. He focuses on the indigenous representations of nature, environment, economy, state and sovereignty that have triggered nationalist and statist responses to the mining boom. In doing so, he explores the ways in which these responses have shaped the apparently ‘neo-liberal’ policies of twenty-first century Mongolia, and the economy that has emerged from them, in the face of competing mining companies, protest movements, international donor organizations, economic downturn, and local and central government policies. Applying rich ethnography to a nuanced and complex picture, Bumochir’s analysis is essential reading for students and researchers studying the environment and mining, especially in Central and North East Asia and post-Soviet regions, and also for readers interested in the relationship between neoliberalism, nationalism, environmentalism and state.

Type: Book
Title: The State, Popular Mobilisation and Gold Mining in Mongolia: Shaping ‘Neoliberal’ Policies
ISBN-13: 9781787351837
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.14324/111.9781787351837
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.14324/111.9781787351837
Language: English
Additional information: © Dulam Bumochir, 2020 This book is published under a Creative Commons 4.0 International licence (CC BY 4.0 International). This licence allows you to share, copy, distribute and transmit the work; to adapt the work and to make commercial use of the work providing attribution is made to the authors (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work). Attribution should include the following information: Bumochir, Dulam. 2020. The State, Popular Mobilisation and Gold Mining in Mongolia: Shaping ‘Neoliberal’ Policies. London: UCL Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.14324/111.9781787351837
Keywords: Mongolia, mining, neoliberalism, economic geography, environmentalism
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10092985
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