Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Litmanen, Tapio
Organisation JY
Project title
"Social license to operate": a real tool or rhetoric? Examining the mining industry in Finland, Australia, and Canada
Decision No. 282323
Decision date 23.05.2014
Funding period 01.09.2014 - 31.08.2018
Funding 208 283
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Project description
The goal of the project is to investigate the contents and societal preconditions of “social license to operate” concept when applied into the mining industry activities. The intention of the project is threefold: first, to draw together and reflect upon the theoretical, conceptual and idea-historical approaches of the SLO agenda applied into extractive industries globally; secondly, to assess the societal and regulatory preconditions of SLO through an analysis of public acceptance, national institutional and regulatory arrangements and particular local forms of mining governance in the focus areas. Thirdly, by using the results of the sub-studies, the project will critically assess the role and importance of the SLO concept for the future development of mining – society relations. The project will develop comparative analysis between three traditional mining countries: Finland, Australia and Canada (focus countries).