Case: Ok Tedi Copper Mine

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The development of the Ok Tedi Mine based in Papua New Guinea has lead to several issues and debates’ regarding its operations and their effects on both the environment and tribal society’s surrounding the mine. This issue has an impact on all three sectors of the B-S-P relationship and is outlined in the case “The Ok Tedi Copper Mine”.

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Case: Ok Tedi Copper MinePerspective: SocietyThe development of the Ok Tedi Mine based in Papua New Guinea has lead to several issues and debates regarding its operations and their effects on both the environment and tribal societys surrounding the mine. This issue has an impact on all three sectors of the B-S-P relationship and is outlined in the case The Ok Tedi Copper Mine. Through the perspective of the Society, an analysis has be completed based on how the establishment of the Ok Tedi Mining Company has affected the society in which it operates as well as the issues that have developed as a result of the mine.The ideological model of the tribal society based near the Ok Tedi and Fly River before the development of the mining company was that of the Keynesianism/welfarism model due to the societys traditional lifestyle revolving around the river in regards to their everyday needs. As stated in the case, There were few schools, no health care, and little infrastructure such as paved highways, public buildings, electricity, etc., Velasquez (2006). As a result, the child mortality rates were high while life expectancy remained short. This reinforced the

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