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Title:Zambia, mining, and neoliberalism: boom and bust on the globalized Copperbelt
Editors:Fraser, AlastairISNI
Larmer, MilesISNI
Series:Africa connects
City of publisher:New York
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN:0230104983; 9780230104983
Geographic terms:Zambia
Subjects:copper mining
economic boom
economic recession
foreign investments
informal sector
Abstract:Most of the papers in this book were first presented at a conference on the Zambian mining sector held in Oxford in September 2008, but were reworked after Zambia's 'short boom' of 2005-2008 turned to bust. Contents: Introduction: boom and bust on the Zambian Copperbelt (Alastair Fraser); Historical perspectives on Zambia's mining booms and busts (Miles Larmer); The economics of the copper price boom in Zambia (Christopher S. Adam and Anthony M. Simpasa); From boom to bust: diversity and regulation in Zambia's privatized copper sector (Dan Haglund); Raw encounters: Chinese managers, African workers, and the politics of casualization in Africa's Chinese enclaves (Ching Kwan Lee); African miners and shape-shifting capital flight: the case of Luanshya/Baluba (Jan-Bart Gewald and Sebastiaan Soeters); Contesting illegality: women in the informal copper business (Patience Mususa); The mining boom, capital, and chiefs in the 'New Copperbelt' (Rohit Negi); Conclusion: mining, dispossession, and the transformation in Africa (Ray Bush). [ASC Leiden abstract]