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First Name
Last Name
Ritsumeikan University
Political Economy, Mining in Mongolia, Mining in Laos, Mining in Asia, Extractive industries, World Bank Group, IFC, MIGA
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About Me

I’m an Associate Professor in the Faculty of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University (Japan). I am an international political economist who hold a PhD in development studies from the International Institute of Social Studies (The Netherlands) and an MA from the Political Science Department of Université du Québec à Montréal (Canada).

My research agenda focuses on the political economy of mining governance in Asia and the rise of resource nationalism. I’m particularly interested in Mongolia, as well as Laos and the Philippines.

My book, ‘Regimes of Risk: The World Bank and the Transformation of Mining in Asia’ (Palgrave, 2014), critically investigates the particular role played by the World Bank Group in both conceptualising and promoting new mining regimes tailored for resource-rich country clients. Building on case studies located in Asia, the book details a particular politics of mining in the Global South characterised by the transplanting, hijacking and contesting of such mining agenda in national and local arenas.

Recent Publications

2016 [Forthcoming]. ‘Le boom minier de la Mongolie et la montée du nationalisme des ressources: tensions politiques, promesses électorales et normes néolibérales’, Canadian Journal of Development Studies 37(4).

2015. ‘Neoliberal Modes of Participation in Frontier Settings: Mining, Multilateral Meddling and Politics in Laos’, Globalisations 12(3): 322-346.

2014. Regimes of Risk: The World Bank and the Transformation of Mining in Asia. Palgrave, Basingstoke.

2014. ‘Into the Deep: The World Bank Group and Mining Regimes in Laos, the Philippines and Papua New Guinea’, pp. 118-144, in T. Carroll and D. Jarvis (eds) The Politics of Marketising Asia. Palgrave, Basingstoke.

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Mongolia, Asia

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