Together with Ben Radley I published a new article in Review of African Political Economy: Struggles over value: corporate–state suppression of locally led mining mechanisation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. We also have a shorter blog version. The analytical… Continue Reading
I teach a course on qualitative data analysis (principles, coding and the use of NVivo) in the master programme at the Institute of Development Policy at the University of Antwerp. NVivo is the software programme for qualitative data analysis I use in my… Continue Reading
Co-edited with Boris Verbrugge and published by Palgrave. Part of the InForMining project. Individual chapters are presented in these blog posts. In recent decades, gold mining has moved into increasingly remote corners of the globe. Aside from the expansion of industrial gold mining,… Continue Reading
It is a simple question, but one to which we have surprisingly few quantified answers: how much do artisanal miners earn? In this Resources Policy article, co-authored with Nik Stoop and Marijke Verpoorten, we try to find out how much different… Continue Reading
In my new contribution to the debate on extractive industries and development I zoom in on the concept of ‘local content’. I argue that local content policies are implemented in complex political arenas, where the power holders use them as political… Continue Reading
This new article ‘Invisible and ignored? Local perspectives on mercury in Congolese gold mining” is co-authored with Bossissi Nkuba and Lieven Bervoets. It is published in the Journal of Cleaner Production.
For a special issue in The Extractive Industries and Society, Mining in Comparative Perspective, I published two articles: one with Jeroen Cuvelier: Local elites’ extraversion and repositioning: Continuities and changes in Congo’s mineral production networks, and one with Boris Verbrugge: The gold… Continue Reading
I have published a new article in Geoforum: Underground dreams. Uncertainty, risk and anticipation in the gold production network.
I was invited by artists Tuur Van Balen and Revital Cohen to participate in their lecture Exploitation/Trapped in the dream of the other for Beursschouwburg on 10 February 2018. Tuur and Revital’s work is definitely worth checking out (here). It… Continue Reading
Together with Stella Muheki I wrote an IOB Analysis and Policy Brief on gender aspects of the new Mining and Minerals Policy in Uganda. A more extended Discusison Paper on the same topic can be downloaded from here.