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dc.contributor.authorO'Faircheallaigh, Ciaranen_US
dc.contributor.editorDr. Jeremy P. Richardsen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T08:27:19Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T08:27:19Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-08-23T07:02:19Z
dc.identifier.isbn9783642011023en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/978-3-642-01103-0_15en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/29443
dc.description.abstractThis chapter considers the extent to which public policy processes are geared towards sustainability in mineral industries, and how they may need to change to take the requirements for sustainability into account. It begins with a general discussion of sustainability in mineral industries, drawing on examples from three countries. As these examples show mining is neither inherently sustainable nor unsustainable, but rather is made sustainable or unsustainable, in large part by public policies applied to the mining industry. The nature and content of public policies reflect, in turn, the policy making processes utilised in formulating and implementing policy, and so it is critical to consider the links between policy processes and sustainability. Nine specific variables are identified that shape public these processes, including the identity and number of interests or groups involved in making policy and how much influence they exert; the range of policy alternatives considered; time frames and information sources for policy making; the time periods over which the impacts of policy alternatives are considered; and the criteria applied by policy makers. The chapter argues that current policy making processes in relation to mineral industries are often incompatible with the pursuit of sustainability and that radical changes are required if public policies are to support sustainabilty in mineral and energy industries.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherSpringeren_US
dc.publisher.placeNew Yorken_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.springerlink.comen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleMining, Society, and a Sustainable Worlden_US
dc.relation.ispartofchapter15en_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom437en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto467en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical Science not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160699en_US
dc.titlePublic Policy Processes and Sustainability in the Minerals and Energy Industriesen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Book Chapters (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeB - Book Chaptersen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, School of Government and International Relationsen_US
gro.date.issued2009
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