Playing the Blame Game: Enforcing and Monitoring Standards in Zambian Mines

dc.contributor.authorSikazwe, Yatuta Mukwende
dc.contributor.supervisorClarke, Marlea
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-10T18:32:21Z
dc.date.available2014-11-10T18:32:21Z
dc.date.copyright2014en_US
dc.date.issued2014-11-10
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Political Scienceen_US
dc.degree.levelMaster of Arts M.A.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis engages with debates surrounding Chinese FDI in Africa by examining the real or perceived effects of Chinese investment in the Zambian mining industry alongside the narrative that developed within political campaign discourse between 2006 and 2011. It probes the perception that Chinese mines were, or are, the “worst employers” in the industry and finds that, while there are a range of problems and issues in Chinese owned and operated mines, the framing of labour problems in Zambian mines as ‘a Chinese problem’ is both unfair and inaccurate. In doing so, this thesis calls for a theoretical and policy-oriented shift away from singling out Chinese employers as the chief architects of labour problems in the mines to a more holistic analysis of the political economy of investment and of the regulatory framework for mining.en_US
dc.description.proquestemailsikazwey@gmail.comen_US
dc.description.scholarlevelGraduateen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1828/5722
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rights.tempAvailable to the World Wide Weben_US
dc.subjectChinaen_US
dc.subjectMiningen_US
dc.subjectZambiaen_US
dc.subjectFDIen_US
dc.subjectAfricaen_US
dc.subjectLabouren_US
dc.subjectlaboren_US
dc.titlePlaying the Blame Game: Enforcing and Monitoring Standards in Zambian Minesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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