Coltan ePub download
by Michael Nest
- ISBN: 0745649319
- ISBN13: 978-0745649313
- ePub: 1380 kb | FB2: 1290 kb
- Language: English
- Category: Industries
- Publisher: Polity; 1 edition (April 11, 2011)
- Pages: 200
- Rating: 4.1/5
- Votes: 162
- Format: lrf azw docx doc
FREE shipping on qualifying offers. A decade ago no one except geologists had heard of tantalum or'coltan' - an obscure mineral that is an essential ingredient inmobile phones and laptops.
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Michael Nest writes well, but most importantly in a book like this, resists the tempation of emotionally manupulative narratives in favour of cool reason
Michael Nest writes well, but most importantly in a book like this, resists the tempation of emotionally manupulative narratives in favour of cool reason. He makes good point about the relatively unremarkable status of coltan as a "conflict mineral" despite the media and legislative focus in the US and A desperately depressing look at the broader consequences of unregulated exploitation of valuable mineral resources, through a lens focussed on colombite-tantalum, "coltan", mining in the Congo.
In this excellent book Michael Nest examines whether the cycles of violence in an impoverished region are . In this brilliant primer, Nest demonstrates that coltan is only one source among many of the conflicts in Congo.
In this excellent book Michael Nest examines whether the cycles of violence in an impoverished region are caused by the behaviour of wealthy consumers. He ably gets behind the headlines and NGO press releases to uncover the real and lasting role that this key resource has played in Congo's unending struggles. John F. Clark, Florida International University.
Nest examines the challenges coltan initiatives face in an. .The village of Coletune is recorded in the 1086 Domesday Book, its change o.
Nest examines the challenges coltan initiatives face in an 'crowded with competing justice issues, and identifies lessons from coltan initiatives for the geopolitics of global resources more generally. Coltan - This is a locational surname, which derives from the village of Colaton Raleigh in the English county of Devon. All the early surname recordings are found in this area. Surnames reference. coltan - noun A metallic ore from which is extracted the elements niobium and tantalum Syn: columbite tantalite.
In this interview, Dr. Michael Nest discusses the political, environmental, ethical and social issues . Michael Nest discusses the political, environmental, ethical and social issues surrounding the mining of columbite–tantalite (coltan). As I outlined in my book Coltan on p. 9-50, specific environmental effects of artisanal coltan mining include the following: Forest clearance to expose soil for mining; Cutting of timber to build worker camps
Nest, Michael (2011) Coltan. Polity Press: Cambridge, UK. Power, Michael (2002) Digging to development?: a historical look at mining and economic development. Oxfam America: Boston, MA.
Nest, Michael (2011) Coltan. Rauxloh, Regina (2007) A call for the end of impunity for multinational corporations.
Book's title: Coltan Michael Nest. Library of Congress Control Number: 2011283327. Personal Name: Nest, Michael Wallace. Publication, Distribution, et. Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA, USA. International Standard Book Number (ISBN): 0745649319. International Standard Book Number (ISBN): 9780745649313.
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The politics of coltan encompass rebel militias, transnationalcorporations, determined activists, Hollywood celebrities, the riseof China, and the latest iGadget. Drawing on Congolese and activistvoices, Nest analyses the two issues that define coltan politics:the relationship between coltan and violence in the Congo, andcontestation between activists and corporations to reshape theglobal tantalum supply chain. The way production and trade ofcoltan is organised creates opportunities for armed groups, but theCongo wars are not solely, or even primarily, about coltan orminerals generally. Nest argues the political significance ofcoltan lies not in its causal link to violence, but in activists'skillful use of mobile phones as a symbol of how ordinary peopleand transnational corporations far from Africa are implicated inCongo's coltan industry and therefore its conflict. Nest examinesthe challenges coltan initiatives face in an activist 'marketplace'crowded with competing justice issues, and identifies lessons fromcoltan initiatives for the geopolitics of global resources moregenerally.