I have participated in the ASM Data Dialogue organized at Surrey Business School on 5 May 2017. The event was part of a World Bank and PACT-led initiative to set up a global database for data on artisanal and small-scale… Continue Reading
The editors of the Journal of Eastern African Studies are delighted to present this selection of articles commemorating the 10th anniversary of the journal. JEAS encourages work that communicates across disciplinary boundaries and fosters interdisciplinary analysis across the humanities and… Continue Reading
My take on Trump’s decision to repeal Dodd Frank can be found here.
Together with Jorden De Haan, I published an article in Extractive Industries and Society on “Mining cooperatives in Eastern DRC“. Abstract: Artisanal miners living in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are forced by the government to organize into cooperatives,… Continue Reading
Together with Klara Claessens I published an article on Mukungwe mine: “Different faces of access control in a Congolese gold mine“, in Third World Thematics. Abstract: Mukungwe is a gold mine in eastern DRC, where mineral resources are commonly labelled… Continue Reading
Deborah Bryceson and I have published a new article with African Affairs: “ARTISANAL FRONTIER MINING OF GOLD IN AFRICA: LABOUR TRANSFORMATION IN TANZANIA AND THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO“. This article studies the transformative nature of ‘artisanal frontier mining’ in… Continue Reading
In February and March 2015 I did field research in Ghana, on the basis of which I have prepared the report below. Enjoy the read and do not hesitate to contact me with your comments and suggestions. The report has… Continue Reading
One of the mines I have done research in, is Mukungwe, also known as ‘Maroc’. Sadly enough, the security situation in Mukungwe has deteriorated over the past years and months. Currently the mine is in the hands of Alexis Rubango… Continue Reading
De Herdt, T. and Olivier de Sardan, J.P. (2015) Real governance and practical norms in SSA. The game of the rules. Routledge.
My book ‘African artisanal mining from the inside out. Access, norms and power in Congo’s gold sector’ is out!