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Saturday, 13 September 2008

Notice : Mine Watch Zambia Conference 20008

Mine Watch Zambia Conference
Politics, economy, society, ecology and investment in Zambia

Fri 19 - Sat 20 September 2008

Seminar Room G - Department of Politics and International Relations, Manor Road, Oxford Convened by Alastair Fraser: alastair.fraser@politics.ox.ac.uk/ www.minewatchzambia.com

FRIDAY 19 SEPTEMBER

10:30am Registration

11:00am PANEL 1: INTRODUCTION – LOCAL IMPACTS, GLOBAL RELEVANCE


Professor John Lungu: Economics and Management, Copperbelt University: The politics of reforming Zambia’s mining tax regime

Chair: Alastair Fraser, Politics and International Relations, Oxford

12:30pm Lunch

13:30pm PANEL 2: THE MINING BOOM IN HISTORICAL CONTEXT


Dr Miles Larmer, History, University of Sheffield: The Political Economy of Two Copperbelt Mining Booms

Tomas Frederiksen, Environment and Development, University of Manchester:The Spatial Politics of Mining on the Zambian Copperbelt 1900-2008

Chair: Dr Jan-Bart Gewald, History, Africa Studies Centre, University of Leiden

15:00pm Coffee

15:15pm PANEL 3: THE MINING BOOM IN SOCIAL AND CULTURAL CONTEXT


Dr Marja Hinfelaar, National Archives of Zambia: “Where Mammon Reigns": The Roman Catholic Church's response to industrialization in Northern Rhodesia's Copperbelt, 1930s-1960s

Rohit Negi, Geography, Ohio State University: ‘We are the implementers of development’: Chiefs, Capital, and Politics in Solwezi

Chair: Dr Tom Young, African Politics, SOAS

16:45pm- 18:15pm PANEL 4: INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGNS AND GRASSROOTS RESISTANCE

Abi Dymond, Policy Officer, SCIAF: The impact of local and global NGO campaigns on Zambian Government mining policy

Simon Chase, Policy Officer, ACTSA: Vedanta/KCM: The responses of a multinational to popular and international campaigns

Rozemarijn Apotheker, International Development, University of Amsterdam: Mineworker perspectives on Corporate Social Responsibility and the tax debate

Leonie Ratty, Development Studies, SOAS: Mineworkers, Democracy and the rise of populism in Zambia

Chair: Professor James Scarritt, Political Science, University of Colorado at Boulder

18:30pm Conference Dinner , The High Table, Eastgate Hotel, High Street

SATURDAY 20 SEPTEMBER

9:15am CHINA IN ZAMBIA 1: ATTRACTING AND REGULATING INVESTMENT


Professor Ching Kwan Lee, Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles: Out of Precariousness: Politics of Casualization in Chinese Enclaves in Zambia and Tanzania

Dan Haglund, Economics and International Development, University of Bath: Regulating FDI in weak African states: a case study of Chinese copper mining in Zambia

Dr Peter Kragelund, Trade and Development, Danish Institute for International Studies Knocking on a wide open door. Chinese investment in Zambia, and responses to it

Chair: Dr Lyn Shumaker, History of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of Manchester

11:00am Coffee

11:15am CHINA IN ZAMBIA 2: LABOUR AND CASUALISATION

Jonathan Elliot, Independent Filmmaker, Elliot Productions: A short video on conditions inside Chambishi plant and the mining tax debate

Janie Whitlock, African Studies, University of Oxford:Digging for Prosperity: Mining and Labour practices in Chambishi, Zambia

Andrew Brooks, Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London: Chinese Capital Investment, Labour Relations and the Production of Meaning at Zambia-China Mulungushi Textiles

Chair: Dr Adrienne LeBas, Politics, University of Oxford

12:45am Lunch

13:45pm CHINA IN ZAMBIA 3: MANAGING TRADE

Jacqeline Musiitwa, Central Michigan University: An evaluation of the China-Zambia economic and trade cooperation zone

Colin Groshong, Comparative Government, University of Oxford: The local politics of the new trade co-operation zone

Hugo Knoppert, Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology, University of Leiden: From ‘Made in China’ to Sold in Zambia: The influx of Chinese products in Zambia

Chair: Dr Nic Cheeseman, Politics, University of Oxford

15:15pm Coffee

15:30pm CONCLUSION: AFTER LEVY - MINING IN ZAMBIA’S POLITICAL ECONOMY


Alastair Fraser, Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford Back to the future? Mining, planning, populism and development strategy

Professor Oliver Saasa, International Economic Relations, Premier Consult Ltd Managing the boom: impacts on state and national developmental strategy

Chair: Professor Jeremy Gould, Development Studies, University of Helsinki 17:00 Ends

REGISTRATION: Participants will be asked to contribute £25 to cover catering costs. (students/unwaged £15) Register online at: http://www.politics.ox.ac.uk/research/conferences. Unfortunately no support is available for travel or accommodation costs of participants. More information on both is overleaf.

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