Mining companies need to be aware of historical contexts and not unintentionally create dependencies. In other words, mining companies need to think in terms of international relations postcolonial theory.
International Relations Theories offer a wide range of explanations based on empirical evidence to examine complex, systemic issues that can be a powerful lens to analyse the modern mining world.
Modern International Relations Theories (I.R.T) can facilitate and enrich more inclusive understanding of conflicts in the extractive industries. Mining Footprint is applying the I.R.T lens for a wider view for solutions.