Extracting Sustainability: An Examination of How Mining and Hydrocarbon Corporations Can Prevent Social Conflict in the Central Andes

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Title:
Extracting Sustainability: An Examination of How Mining and Hydrocarbon Corporations Can Prevent Social Conflict in the Central Andes
Author:
Guerin, Renee Marie
Issue Date:
2015
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The number of social conflicts between extractive corporations, governments, and local communities is rapidly increasing, especially in the oil and mining sector. Social conflicts are undesirable because they result in costs for all stakeholders. The actors involved should develop conflict prevention strategies. This thesis will demonstrate that extractive corporations can prevent conflict by utilizing a business model focused on creating sustainable development. It will examine the causes of social conflict in a Central Andean context to demonstrate that extractive industries are the stakeholders best positioned to prevent conflict. The thesis will evaluate the existing conflict prevention precedents in use in the mining industry, propose modifications to make the strategies more effective, and present an argument for the application of these precedents to the oil and gas industry.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Global Studies
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Decker, Wayne

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleExtracting Sustainability: An Examination of How Mining and Hydrocarbon Corporations Can Prevent Social Conflict in the Central Andesen_US
dc.creatorGuerin, Renee Marieen
dc.contributor.authorGuerin, Renee Marieen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractThe number of social conflicts between extractive corporations, governments, and local communities is rapidly increasing, especially in the oil and mining sector. Social conflicts are undesirable because they result in costs for all stakeholders. The actors involved should develop conflict prevention strategies. This thesis will demonstrate that extractive corporations can prevent conflict by utilizing a business model focused on creating sustainable development. It will examine the causes of social conflict in a Central Andean context to demonstrate that extractive industries are the stakeholders best positioned to prevent conflict. The thesis will evaluate the existing conflict prevention precedents in use in the mining industry, propose modifications to make the strategies more effective, and present an argument for the application of these precedents to the oil and gas industry.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineGlobal Studiesen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorDecker, Wayneen
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