What is it about?

The aim of the research is to examine the socio-economic consequences of the mining project proposed by the multinational company Roşia Montană Gold Corporation and the struggle of the resistance movement to the mining project for an alternative development, in order to understand the complexity of development processes in rural communities in post-communist Romania. In analysing the socio-economic risks involved in conventional development, we focus on 1) revealing the limits of mono-industrialism and on the issue of population displacement by development; 2) discussing the feasibility of alternative development solutions for the area.

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Why is it important?

The limits of mono-industrialism are less debated in current literature.


It contributes to the theoretical framework that combines the critical literature on conventional development and the recent debates on grassroots development.

Dr Remus Cretan
west university of Timisoara

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This page is a summary of: Mono-industrialism and the Struggle for Alternative Development: the Case of the Roşia Montană Gold-mining Project, Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, June 2013, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/tesg.12035.
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