L'industrie de l'aluminium et les systemes politiques de developpement

Andrew Perchard

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This chapter examines the activities of the British Aluminium Company (BACo) in the Scottish Highlands, linking this to their upstream operations in the British colony of the Gold Coast (present-day Ghana). This is viewed against the politics of development in this peripheralised region, and one in which government historically viewed as problematic. It explores both the character of that corporate social action and political activity, and their networks and relationships with key social actors in the region. It also denotes and illustrates the importance of the operation of ?moral economy? to shaping the company?s strategies in the area. This is linked to their wider lobbying in Whitehall. Ce chapitre examine les activités de British Aluminium Company (BACo) dans les highlands écossaises, liant ceci à leurs opérations ascendantes dans la colonie britannique de la Gold Coast (Ghana actuel). Ceci est regardé contre la politique du développement dans cette région peripheralised, et une dans lesquelles le gouvernement a historiquement regardé comme problématique.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAluminium: du métal de luxe au métal de masse
Place of PublicationParis
PublisherPresses Universitaires Paris Sorbonne
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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