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Funding, Power and Community Development$
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Niamh McCrea and Fergal Finnegan

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781447336150

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447336150.001.0001

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Corporate funding and local community development: a case from the mining industry in Australia

Corporate funding and local community development: a case from the mining industry in Australia

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(p.85) Six Corporate funding and local community development: a case from the mining industry in Australia
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Funding, Power and Community Development
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Robyn Mayes

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447336150.003.0006

This chapter elucidates the social and political complexities of corporate community development as practised in the mining industry, with attention to implications for meanings of ‘community’ and ‘development’. This is achieved through examination of corporate funding of community initiatives in the rural Shire of Ravensthorpe in Western Australia, the greenfield site of the Ravensthorpe Nickel Operation owned by BHP Billiton (BHPB) until 2010. The chapter begins with an overview of corporate social responsibility and the contested concept of development before examining the community development practices undertaken by the mining sector in Australia. It critically analyses BHPB's claimed commitment to community development and then explores more specifically its role in ‘developing’ Ravensthorpe.

Keywords:   corporate community development, mining industry, corporate funding, Ravensthorpe, BHPB, corporate social responsibility

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