Dr. John R. Owen

Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining

University of Queensland, Australia

Honorary Senior Fellow.



2007 Ph.D., Political Science, University of New England, Australia.

2000 BSocSci (Hons), Anthropology, University of New South Wales, Australia.

1998 B.A., Sociology and Linguistics, University of New England, Australia.

Publications (selected)

  1. KEMP, D, and OWEN, J.R., 2014., The Reality of Remedy in Mining and Community Relations: An Anonymous Case from South East Asia, in Business & Human Rights in South East Asia: A Global Imperative for States & Corporations, Mahdev Mohan & Cynthia Morel (editors). Routledge (forthcoming).
  2. OWEN, J.R, and KEMP, D., 2014., 2014., Mining and community relations: Mapping the internal dimensions of practice The Extractive Industries and Society (forthcoming).
  3. KEMP, D and OWEN, J.R., 2014., Social Science and the Mining Sector: Contemporary Roles and Dilemmas for Engagement. In Development Investment for People: Emerging Practices in Social Assessment in Asia. Susannah Price (editors). Berghann (forthcoming).
  4. KEMP, D and OWEN, J.R., 2013., Community Relations in Mining: Core to Business, but not Core Business, Resource Policy, Vol. 38, 523-531.
  5. OWEN, J.R and KEMP, D., 2012.,Social License and Mining: A Critical Perspective. Resource Policy, 38 (1), 29-35.
  6. OWEN, J.R and KEMP, D., 2012., Assets, Capitals and Resources: Frameworks for Corporate Community Development in Mining, Business and Society, Vol. 51 (3), 382-408.
  7. KARGER, H, OWEN, J.R, and S, Van der Graff., 2012., Governance and disaster management: the governmental and community response to Hurricane Katrina and the Victorian Bushfires. Social Development Issues, Vol. 34, No. 3, pp. 30-44.
  8. KEMP, D., OWEN, J.R, and S, Van der Graff., 2012., ‘CSR, Mining and Audit Culture’, Journal of Cleaner Production Vol. 24, pp1-10.
  9. OWEN, J.R and WESTOBY, P., 2011., ‘The structure of dialogic practice in developmental work’, Journal of the Community Development Society.
  10. KEMP, D., OWEN, J.R., GOTZMANN, N., and C.J, BOND., 2011., Just Relations and Company-Community Conflict in Mining, Journal of Business Ethics.
  11. OWEN, J.R., 2010., “Watching the Rice Grow”: The Local-Expat Interface in Lao-Based INGOs, Development in Practice, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp99-112.
  12. OWEN, J.R., 2009., A History of the Moral Economy: Markets, Custom and the Philosophy of Popular Entitlement, Australian Scholarly Publishing. Melbourne. ISBN 978-1-921509-24-7.
  13. OWEN, J.R and KHAVARPOUR, F., 2008., Voices from the Coalface: Practitioner Perspectives about the Nature and Challenges of Community Based Work. The University Press. Illinois and Melbourne. ISBN 9 781 863 356 18 3.

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