Dr John ChildsLecturer
Having joined Lancaster in 2013, I am particularly interested in the political ecological dimensions of natural resources, including the study of minerals, precious metals, oil and gas. I have researched the emergence of the discourse of 'responsibility' and ethics in the mining industry, particularly the extent to which Fairtrade can solve the problems of social and environmental injustice in artisanal and small-scale gold mining. Most contemporarily, I am interested in the political economy of 'resource nationalism' in sub-Saharan Africa and welcome PhD applications related to the political ecology of extractive resources more generally.
A new means of governing artisanal and small-scale mining?: Fairtrade gold and development in Tanzania
Childs, J. 2014 In: Resources Policy.
An ethical turn in African mining: voluntary regulation through fair trade
Fisher, E., Childs, J. 26/09/2013 In: Mining and social transformation in Africa. Abingdon : Routledge p. 130-147. 18 p. ISBN: 9780415833707.
Hogl, Kvarda, Nordbeck, Pregernig (Eds): Environmental governance: the challenge of legitimacy and effectiveness
Childs, J. 2013 In: Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy. 31, 6, 2 p.
"Fair trade gold": a key to alleviating mercury pollution in sub-Saharan Africa
Childs, J. 2010 In: Internation Jounal of Environment and Pollution. 41, 3-4, p. 259-271. 13 p.
Reforming small-scale mining in Sub-Saharan Africa: political and ideological challenges to a fair trade gold initiative
Childs, J. 12/2008 In: Resources Policy. 33, 4, p. 203-209. 7 p.