Planning for development in a mineral-based economy
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A deeply structured dualism typically characterizes third world-mining economies. A relatively small percentage of the national labor force, working in an isolated enclave, employs modern, highly complex, capital-intensive machinery and equipment to dig out rich minerals and freights tnem in high-powered trains or trucks to foreign factories. The managers of the mines import almost all the inputs: the machinery, the materials used for construction of the mines, the workers' houses, the roads -- even the foodstuffs the workers eat. [TRUNCATED]
Draft copy of a paper presented at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association "Charge and Contrasts: New Directions and Traditional Ties in Africa" Philadephia, October 15-18, 1980.