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Are Natural Resource Windfalls a Blessing or a Curse in Democratic Settings: A Case Study – Ghana?

Are Natural Resource Windfalls a Blessing or a Curse in Democratic Settings: A Case Study – Ghana?

Source: University of Dublin, 2016

Author(s): University of Dublin

Countries: Ghana

Topics: Conflict Causes, Economic Recovery , Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 24/03/2017

 

In order to analyse the problematic impact of oil on Ghana’s development, this study relied on qualitative methods, supported by descriptive statistics, tables and graphs. These qualitative and quantitative methods complement each other to explain the problematic impact of oil. Qualitative methods used for data collection include semi-structured interviews, focus...

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The Minerals Sector Contribution to Stabilisation and Development in Afghanistan

The Minerals Sector Contribution to Stabilisation and Development in Afghanistan

Source: Extractive Industry Geology Conference , 2015

Author(s): A.G. Craig

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Economic Recovery , Extractive Resources

Added: 24/03/2017

 

Minerals of high value and strategic importance have and continue to play a role in many of the conflicts seen around the world. They can however also provide an opportunity for less developed countries to quickly generate revenues either from the direct development and exploitation of mineral resources or by...

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Past the Tipping Point? Contract Disclosure within EITI Summary

Past the Tipping Point? Contract Disclosure within EITI Summary

Source: Natural Resource Governance Institute, 2017

Author(s): Rob Pitman and Don Hubert

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 09/03/2017

 

Four years after the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) began encouraging contract disclosure through its standard, Past the Tipping Point? assesses the extent to which governments of resource-rich countries have taken up the recommendation. The report finds that disclosing the contracts and licenses that detail terms of resource exploitation has become the norm...

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Indigenous Identity, Natural Resources, and Contentious Politics in Bolivia

Indigenous Identity, Natural Resources, and Contentious Politics in Bolivia

Source: Journal of Peace Research, 2015

Author(s): Annegret Mähler and Jan H. Pierskalla

Countries: Bolivia

Topics: Extractive Resources, Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 09/03/2017

 

How do natural resources and ethnic identity interact to incite or to mitigate social conflict? This article argues that high-value natural resources can act as an important catalyst for the politicization of ethnic, specifically indigenous identity, and contribute to social conflict as they limit the malleability of identity frames and...

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Phronesis and Resource Curse Hypothesis in Post-Independent Sierra Leone

Phronesis and Resource Curse Hypothesis in Post-Independent Sierra Leone

Source: Ilorin Journal of Economic Policy, 2016

Author(s): Emerson Abraham Jackson

Countries: Sierra Leone

Topics: Conflict Causes, Conflict Prevention, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 09/03/2017

 

This study was undertaken with a view of presenting a balanced critical discourse on the concept of Phronesis as applied in the political economy of Sierra Leone. The country is renowned for being endowed with the abundance of non(renewable) natural resources, while at the same time for poor management of...

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Backdraft Episode #2: Stacy VanDeveer on the New Energy Economy and the Fate of Petro States [Podcast]

Backdraft Episode #2: Stacy VanDeveer on the New Energy Economy and the Fate of Petro States [Podcast]

Source: Wilson Center, 2017

Author(s): Lauren Herzer Risi

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 09/03/2017

 

A “green economy,” an energy sector composed entirely of renewables, is the goal of many. But we haven’t thought out the full implications of that change, says Stacy VanDeveer, professor at the University of Massachusetts Boston, in this week’s “Backdraft” podcast.   In the latest episode in our series on the peace and...

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Preventing Conflict in Resource-Rich Countries: The Extractive Industries Value Chain as a Framework for Conflict Prevention

Preventing Conflict in Resource-Rich Countries: The Extractive Industries Value Chain as a Framework for Conflict Prevention

Source: EU-UN Partnership on Land, Natural Resource and Conflict Prevention, 2015

Author(s): Mauricio O. Rios, Florian Bruyas, and Jodi Liss

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Extractive Resources, Governance, Livelihoods

Added: 01/03/2017

 

Conflicts linked to the extractive industries (EI) are both economic and political in nature. These EI conflicts may centre around control over a specific natural resource and the revenues it generates; or various social groups may use resource revenues as a source of funding for generating or promoting other types...

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Borderlands and the Restructuring of Sudan Following South Sudan’s Secession

Borderlands and the Restructuring of Sudan Following South Sudan’s Secession

Source: Springer, 2017

Author(s): Abdalbasit Saeed

Countries: South Sudan, Sudan

Topics: Economic Recovery , Extractive Resources, Governance, Livelihoods

Added: 01/03/2017

 

The chapter recognises that the split between the two Sudans has given to political, economic and security challenges, and that these have been insufficiently addressed by the two Sudans in post-separation decade. Separate sections of the chapter focus on border issues between Sudan and Sudan, particularly, contentious issue of the...

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Energy, Governance and Security in Thailand and Myanmar (Burma)

Energy, Governance and Security in Thailand and Myanmar (Burma)

Source: Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 2017

Author(s): Shaun Lin

Countries: Myanmar, Thailand

Topics: Basic Services, Extractive Resources, Governance, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 01/03/2017

 

The effort to sustain economic growth has seen many countries keenly demand and seek energy. This is especially so in East Asia, where energy demand is growing because of rapid urban growth. Energy security, therefore, is of critical concern for the governments of those countries to ensure their cities secure...

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The Spoils of Nature: Armed Civil Conflict and Rebel Access to Natural Resources

The Spoils of Nature: Armed Civil Conflict and Rebel Access to Natural Resources

Source: Journal of Peace Research, 2010

Author(s): Paivi Lujala

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources

Added: 01/03/2017

 

Why is armed civil conflict more common in resource-dependent countries than in others? Several studies have attempted to unravel mechanisms on why natural resources are linked to armed conflict, but no coherent picture has yet emerged. This article seeks to address this puzzle by concentrating on the issue of how...

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