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

Translated title of the contribution: The aluminum industry and systems development policies

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.
    Translated title of the contributionThe aluminum industry and systems development policies
    Original languageFrench
    Title of host publicationAluminium: du métal de luxe au métal de masse
    Subtitle of host publicationInnovation technologique, structurations des marchés et patrimonialisation
    Place of PublicationParis
    Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2014


    • metal luxury
    • metal mass
    • aluminium
    • patrimonialisation
    • technological innovation
    • markets and structuring
    • l'industrie de l'aluminium

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