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By Robin Gendron, Mats Ingulstad, Espen Storli

Because the key part in aluminum construction, bauxite has develop into some of the most vital minerals of the final 100 years. to a couple it introduced financial and political virtue, yet for lots of others, its improvement left a legacy of exploitation. Aluminum Ore explores the historical past of bauxite within the 20th century and the worldwide forces that this heritage represents, from its strategic improvement within the First international warfare to its function within the globalization of markets as businesses from the northern hemisphere vied for the assets of the south. that includes essays by way of students from all over the world, this wide-ranging assortment is a heritage of 1 crucial mineral and a brand new viewpoint on a time of change.

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Activist academic Felix Padel and filmmaker Samarendra Das also examine the theme of environmental degradation and the societal impact of bauxite mining. They examine the effects of bauxite mining on the tribal peoples of eastern India and their campaigns against bauxite developments in their localities, pitting them squarely against the political and economic agendas of Indian aluminum companies and state and national political and economic elites in the country. Rounding off the book is Pål Thonstad Sandvik’s chapter, which makes it clear that there were alternative routes to success for companies that were not vertically integrated.

Gendron did not create the hoped-for conditions for a structural transformation of the Greek economy. The seventh chapter, by Jon Olav Hove, brings us to the new problems related to the development of the bauxite and aluminum sector under the pressure of decolonization and Cold War politics. As Ghanaian independence drew closer, the companies in the industrialized North withdrew from the Volta River Project, an undertaking that was initially seen to both have great merit and potentially serve as a way to demonstrate support for the newly created state.

Levey, who persuaded him to negotiate with BACo instead of the Americans. Levey urged Dove, “as one patriotic British sub- The Global Race for Bauxite, 1900-40 41 ject to another patriotic subject,” that such valuable deposits ought to be preserved and developed as an asset of the Empire and not be allowed to fall under foreign control. 5 percent of the shares in the new company. The agreement was signed in November 1926.

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