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Problems of regulatory governance in the mining sector in Asia

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posted on 2023-02-01, 00:22 authored by T O'Callaghan, Vlado Vivoda
This paper analyses the governance of foreign mining investment in the Asia-Pacific region. After surveying relevant literature on regulatory regimes, the paper draws on the seminal work by Stern and Holder (1999) to evaluate the regulatory issues in China, India, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines. Our analyses indicate six key regional challenges: regulatory overlap, regulatory capture and a lack of independence from government, lack of impartiality, lack of transparency, inadequate stakeholder engagement and access to regulator, and a lack of institutional capacity. These issues are more pronounced in some countries than in others. Finally, policy implications which may aide regional governments to improve governance infrastructure in their mining sectors are outlined.

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Journal

Transnational Corporations

Volume

22

Pagination

31 - 57

ISSN

1014-9562

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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