Sustainable Peace in the Mining Context

Recent discourse about the contribution international businesses can make to global conditions necessary for peace has been gaining momentum. This paper advocates for increased inclusion of mining companies in these discussions. More specifically, this paper explores how or if outcomes from mining company-community dialogue can be rendered more productive or satisfactory for all stakeholders with a shift in the paradigm that governs the relationship between mining companies and communities. The paper investigates how the paradigm of peace, the theory of peacebuilding and the practices of conflict transformation could be useful when mining companies and proximate communities engage one another so they are able to more successfully create and maintain conditions of sustainable peace, leading to greater opportunities for reaching more sustainable outcomes from conflict situations.

Publisher: Eighth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability 2012

CITATION

Bond,C. 2012. Sustainable Peace in the Mining Context. Eighth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability 2012

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