Regulation of work
This subproject asks how political actors participate in the regulation of work within the mining sector.
Our research examines how political leaders and state representatives intervene in the organization of mining companies, and how human resources managers negotiate the pressures to which they are subjected. The subproject also focuses on the emergence of a new category of entrepreneurs with the development of subcontracting in the mining sector, and the consequences of this process in the field of labour.
The aim of the subproject is to shed new light on the processes underlying the formation of workplace regimes in the mining sector and the role of mining companies in the local political economy. In so doing, our research will ask to what extent new mining companies reproduce or break with the management practices of the past.