Canadian Mining Companies
Canadian Author Alain Deneault discusses the little-known fact about Canadian mining companies.
Alain Deneault is a sociologist at the University of Quebec in Montreal. He is co-author of “Black Canada: Pillage, Corruption, and Criminality in Africa,” a book that details well-sourced human rights abuses by the multinational resource companies Barrick Gold and Banro Corporation. The companies have responded with $11 million in lawsuits, aimed at bankrupting their critics with court fees. and the publisher for a total of $11 million.
Deneault’s main areas of research are George Simmel’s economic work and the phenomenon of economic criminality in the context of globalization. His numerous publications on Simmel and economic criminality include “L’Argent dans la culture moderne” (Presses de L’Université Laval, 2006). His recent book is “Offshore: Tax Havens and the Rule of Global Crime.” In this new book, he makes a compeling paradigm-shifting new argument that views offshore tax havens as the platform for the criminal control of a large part of the global economy.