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Mining in the Asia-Pacific

Risks, Challenges and Opportunities

  • Terry O’Callaghan
  • Geordan Graetz

Part of the The Political Economy of the Asia Pacific book series (PEAP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Terry O’Callaghan, Geordan Graetz
    Pages 1-15
  3. Theorising Risk in the Mining Industry

  4. The Major Resources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Richard Leaver
      Pages 141-153
    3. Philip Crowson
      Pages 155-175
    4. Ming Hwa Ting
      Pages 177-187
    5. Vlado Vivoda
      Pages 189-215
    6. Philip Crowson
      Pages 217-236
    7. Cristelle Maurin
      Pages 237-250
  5. The Major Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-251
    2. Glen Corder
      Pages 253-269
    3. Tamsin Scholz
      Pages 271-283

About this book


This book provides the most comprehensive survey of mining activity and the principal challenges confronting the resources industry in the Asia-Pacific region today, and presents new theoretical and practical insights into the political and business risks faced by mining companies operating in the region from both academic and corporate perspectives. It focuses on the exploration, production and trade of the principal commodities coal, iron ore, uranium, oil and gas, and gold, as well as the emerging commodities unconventional gas and rare earth minerals, provides the reader with a valuable understanding of resource activity in the region. In addition, it also integrates and draws attention to eight key issue areas which have the potential to pose significant risks, challenges and opportunities for the industry going forward, which include sustainable development, resource governance and economic contributions, declining ore grades and territorial expansion, community aspects of mining, mining and indigenous peoples, climate change, and impact assessment. The contributors to this volume are experts in their respective fields, and the diversity of voices makes this book a must read for scholars, industry participants, investors and policy-makers with an interest in mining in the Asia-Pacific.​


Asia-Pacific region Coal Iron ore Mining companies Resources industry Uranium

Editors and affiliations

  • Terry O’Callaghan
    • 1
  • Geordan Graetz
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for International Risk, School of Communication, International Studies and LanguagesThe University of South AustraliaAdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.Centre for International Risk, School of Communication, International Studies and LanguagesThe University of South AustraliaAdelaideAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Mining in the Asia-Pacific
  • Book Subtitle Risks, Challenges and Opportunities
  • Editors Terry O’Callaghan
    Geordan Graetz
  • Series Title The Political Economy of the Asia Pacific
  • Series Abbreviated Title Political Economy of Asia Pacific
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-61393-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-87071-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-61395-6
  • Series ISSN 1866-6507
  • Series E-ISSN 1866-6515
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 388
  • Number of Illustrations 3 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
  • Topics International Economics
    Environmental Economics
    Asian Economics
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