My research focuses on the political economy of mining in the developing world. While I have worked on cases located in West Africa, I now mostly work on cases in Asia. Between 2011-14, building on several fieldwork periods in three of the largest mineral producers of the region—The Philippines, Laos and Mongolia—my research has focused on how global norms for the sector are being domesticated. Today, my research looks specifically at the political economy of large-scale mining in Mongolia. Mongolia is the site of what are expected to become two of the world’s largest mines.
- Hatcher P. (2020) ‘Global Norm Domestication and Selective Compliance: the case of Mongolia’s Oyu Tolgoi Mine’. Environmental Policy and Governance.
- Hatcher P. (2020) The Political Economy of Southeast Asia’s Extractive Industries: Governance, Power Struggles and Development Outcomes. In Carroll T; Hameiri S; Jones L (Ed.), The Political Economy of Southeast Asia Politics and Uneven Development under Hyperglobalisation (4th edition ed.)Palgrave Macmillan.
- Hatcher P. and Murakami A. (2020) ‘The Politics of Exclusion: Japan’s Pilot Refugee Resettlement Programme’. Race and Class: a journal of racism, empire and globalisation http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0306396820917068.
- Campbell B. and Hatcher P. (2019) Neoliberal reform, contestation and relations of power in mining: Observations from Guinea and Mongolia. Extractive Industries and Society 6(3): 642-653. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.exis.2019.06.010.
- Hatcher P. (2019) ‘The New Frontier: New Technologies, Sea Bed Mining and the Promisses of Socio- Economic Development in the Pacific Islands Countries’. New York: Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE), 27-29 Jun 2019.