A new book on ‘Regime Stability, Social Insecurity and Bauxite Mining in Guinea’ by Dr Penda Diallo has been published by Routledge. 

This book explores how bauxite mining has affected local and national political dynamics in Guinea over the past fifty-five years, providing an overview of mining’s interactions with social, economic and political spheres.  ASI reviewed and provided comment on the author’s draft in advance of publication.  The book is now available for purchase here, and a 20% discount is available for ASI stakeholders!

Some book reviews

“Dr. Diallo presents a rich analysis of the emergence and evolution of bauxite mining in Guinea, bringing a strong community lens to themes of stability and equality, at one of the critical starting points for the global aluminium supply chain.” – Dr Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer, Aluminium Stewardship Initiative

“This is a brilliant study of the politics and intrigues surrounding Bauxite mining in Guinea, and the best I have read on the subject. It is well written and brilliantly presented. This book genuinely breaks new grounds, and academics and practitioners alike will benefit from the rich data and analysis. The author has indeed made a significant contribution to the politics of natural resource management in a developing society and we are totally in her debt for this.” – Abiodun Alao, Professor of African Studies, King’s College London, UK

“Going beyond the negative perception of mining in Africa, this book provides an overview of the exploitation of bauxite in Guinea by highlighting the interactions of key stakeholders. The data presented forms an important source of information and inspiration for national reforms focused on good governance and on concerns of grassroots populations.” – Professor. Mohamed Moustapha DI0P Said Keita-Diop University Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences GLC University of Sonfonia, Conakry, Republic of Guinea

“Penda’s analysis helps better understand a complex period in Guinea. I expect her insights will be more widely applicable!”– Nic Clift, Senior Industry Fellow, RMIT University, Australia; Former Director General of Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinee (CBG) 2004–2007