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Extractive Industries Sector

  • By: Anthony J. Venables
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

Extractive industries are an important and controversial aspect of the global economy. They deal with the development, extraction, and sale of exhaustible (nonrenewable) natural resources. The extractive industries sector covers mining of metals and minerals and the extraction of oil ...

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