Leveraging National and Global Links for Local Rights Advocacy: WACAM's Challenge to the Power of Transnational Gold Mining in Ghana

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dc.contributor.author Anyidoho, N.A
dc.contributor.author Crawford, G
dc.date.accessioned 2016-08-31T09:58:52Z
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-14T14:46:47Z
dc.date.available 2016-08-31T09:58:52Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-14T14:46:47Z
dc.date.issued 2014-08-22
dc.identifier.citation Nana Akua Anyidoho & Gordon Crawford (2014) Leveraging national and global links for local rights advocacy: WACAM's challenge to the power of transnational gold mining in Ghana, Canadian Journal of Development Studies / Revue canadienne d'études du développement, 35:4, 483-502, DOI: 10.1080/02255189.2014.936369 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0225-5189
dc.identifier.uri http://197.255.68.203/handle/123456789/8580
dc.description.abstract This article explores local–global interconnections in the context of local rights based struggles against the adverse impact of gold mining by transnational corporations in Ghana. It examines how a small community-based organization, WACAM, approached a situation of huge power asymmetry by both mobilizing local resistance and developing national and international linkages. In explaining WACAM’s relative success in challenging corporate and state powers behind gold mining activities, we focus on its ability to maximise the benefits of alliances with selected organisations, while minimising the risks of doing so through staying locally grounded. This we attribute to WACAM’s political orientation to rights advocacy, based in a democratic left political tradition. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Canadian Journal of Development Studies en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Canadian Journal of Development Studies;Vol. 35, No. 4, 483–502
dc.subject rights-based approaches en_US
dc.subject transnational mining en_US
dc.subject power relations en_US
dc.subject NGO networks en_US
dc.subject Ghana en_US
dc.title Leveraging National and Global Links for Local Rights Advocacy: WACAM's Challenge to the Power of Transnational Gold Mining in Ghana en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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