2  Business, Peace and Natural Resources

The Case for Peace-Focused Thinking

This chapter examines how peace-focused thinking already exists in the natural resources industries, although it is infrequently labelled as such. The chapter makes the case that because peace is a part of the conversation between communities affected by natural resources industries and local-level operations, there are benefits for all stakeholders when businesses name the use of peace frameworks.

2.1 Overview

One contribution of this book is to reframe NRC-community conflict in terms of the emerging literature on business and peace. This chapter surveys the relevant literature: first, a summary of the foundational scholarship that launched contemporary inquiries into ...

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