In this book, first published in 1990, Judith Rees considers the spatial distribution of resource availability, development and consumption, and the distribution of resource-generated wealth and welfare. Showing that there are no simple answers, she analyses the complex interactions between economic forces, administrative structures and political institutions. This well-structured text is essential reading for upper-level students in geography, environmental planning, economics and resource management.

chapter 1|11 pages


chapter 5|51 pages

Public intervention in the minerals sector

chapter 11|11 pages

Postscript: the search for sustainability