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SpringerBriefs in Geoethics

Relationships and the Course of Social Events During Mineral Exploration

An Applied Sociology Approach

Authors: Boon, Johannes

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  • Illustrates the application of sociology to social events in mineral exploration
  • Applies sociology to the internal operations of companies                           
  • Helps exploration companies handle the social aspects of their projects
  • Recommended by participants of a Mineral exploration  workshop
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This book provides the results of nine case studies of the course of social events in mineral exploration projects (mostly in Latin America). The author concluded that, while each case is sui generis, the underlying sociological processes are the same. This made it possible to develop a generalized model for the course of social events during mineral exploration. It consists of seven stages: (i) arrival of the project; (ii) initial meanings, interpretations and decisions; (iii) real dialogue; (iv) building relationships; (v) change processes; (vi) new relationships and social structures and (vii) the course of social events and perceived benefits and harms. Stages (iii) => (iv) => (v) => (iii) form a continuous iterative cycle. Dialogue and relationships are at the heart of the model. The text describes five of the nine case studies in some detail and illustrates how sociology explains the sociological processes in these projects. These examples, together with the final chapter that discusses the implications, provide many practical pointers for all actors involved: industry, communities, NGOs, home governments and host governments.

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Jan Boon. Ph. D. geochemistry, University of Utrecht 1971. Assistant/Associate professor of Physical Chemistry, Universidad de Oriente, Venezuela 1971-1975. .Research Associate, University of Windsor, 1975-1976.Oil sands researcher, Alberta Research Council, 1976-1985, Head, Alberta Geological Survey 1985-2000. Director General, Geological Survey of Canada 2000-2007. M.A. in Globalization and International Development, University of Ottawa, 2002-2009. Ph. D. Sociology, Carleton University, 2010-2015. Retired, private consultant 2015-present

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Relationships and the Course of Social Events During Mineral Exploration
Book Subtitle
An Applied Sociology Approach
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Geoethics
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-37926-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-37926-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-37925-4
Series ISSN
2662-6780
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 125
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