By Glynn Cochrane
This booklet outlines how Rio Tinto—one of the world’s greatest miners—redesigned and rebuilt relationships with groups after the rejection of the corporate in the course of Bougainville’s Civil warfare. Glynn Cochrane remembers how he and associates applied their education as social anthropologists to aid the corporate to earn an management attractiveness and aggressive company virtue by way of developing the case for long term, at the flooring, smoke-in-the-eyes interplay with humans in neighborhood groups worldwide, regardless of the attraction of maximal potency options and swifter, more uncomplicated solutions. rather than utilizing ready-made, formulaic toolkits, Rio Tinto trusted group practitioners to aim to house neighborhood personal tastes and cultural changes. This quantity offers a step by step account of the way mining businesses can use social anthropological and ethnographic insights to layout methods of operating with neighborhood groups, specifically in instances of upheaval.
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17 Contemporary thinking has no provision for courts or tribunals or other deliberative bodies, or even government, for that matter. It is not enough to say that such and such a government has ratified because, in the case of ILO 169, for example, substantial ratification was claimed, but many of those countries had no indigenous populations and, beyond signifying consent, their approval does little for implementation. Implementation has to have local roots, and any judgments need to be located much closer to the people concerned than in a UN Committee.
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Because traditional society was egalitarian with access to land for 24 G. 19 To the mining industry, and even the critics of the mining industry, the idea of investing several billion dollars into bringing the mine back to production was not a very attractive proposition. Any future investor would have to consider the possibility that a return to mining would require the development of a new method for the disposal of the tailings produced by processing the ore because by 2000 there was general agreement in the mining industry that riverine disposal of tailings should be avoided (see Annex A).
Anthropology in the Mining Industry: Community Relations after Bougainville's Civil War by Glynn Cochrane