Governance

 

There are 821 items related to Governance. Items are listed by date added.

 

Past the Tipping Point? Contract Disclosure within EITI

Past the Tipping Point? Contract Disclosure within EITI

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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Resource Scarcity and Conflict in Developing Countries

Resource Scarcity and Conflict in Developing Countries

Source: Journal of Peace Research, 2000

Author(s): John W. Maxwell and Rafael Reuveny

Topics: Conflict Causes, Governance, Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 09/03/2017

 

As time passes, renewable resource scarcities are becoming more common. There is increasing evidence that these scarcities are a causal factor in political conflict, especially in developing countries. We present a simple dynamic model of renewable resource and population interaction featuring the possibility of conflict triggered by per capita resource...

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The Paradox of Land Reform, Inequality and Development in Colombia

The Paradox of Land Reform, Inequality and Development in Colombia

Source: London School of Economics and Political Science, 2017

Author(s): Jean-Paul Faguet, Fabio Sánchez, and Marta-Juanita Villaveces

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Governance, Land

Added: 09/03/2017

 

Over two centuries, Colombia transferred vast quantities of land, equivalent to the entire UK landmass, mainly to landless peasants. And yet Colombia retains one of the highest concentrations of land ownership in the world. Why? We show that land reform’s effects are highly bimodal. Most of Colombia’s 1100+ municipalities lack...

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Understanding and Resolving Conflict between Local Communities and Conservation Authorities in Colombia

Understanding and Resolving Conflict between Local Communities and Conservation Authorities in Colombia

Source: World Development, 2017

Author(s): Kobe De Pourcq, Evert Thomas, Bas Arts, An Vranckx, Tomás Enrique León Sicard, and Patrick Van Damme

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Governance, Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 09/03/2017

 

Conflicts between indigenous and local communities, on the one hand, and national protected area administrations on the other are pervasive. A better understanding of these park-people conflicts would assist in suitable policy changes to constructively address them while concurrently pursuing conservation and livelihood goals. We interviewed 601 people living inside...

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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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Peace and Environmental Protection in Colombia: Proposals for Sustainable Rural Development

Peace and Environmental Protection in Colombia: Proposals for Sustainable Rural Development

Source: The Dialogue, 2017

Author(s): Lorenzo Morales

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Assessment, Economic Recovery , Governance, Land, Livelihoods, Peace Agreements

Added: 09/03/2017

 

Armed conflict and the environment are deeply intertwined in Colombia—the war has determined how land has been defined, occupied, and utilized. Given the weak state presence in conflict zones, land occupation has often been spontaneous and unplanned. Mass displacement of populations—Colombia has the world’s second highest level of internal migration...

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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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Backdraft Episode #3: Kimberly Marion Suiseeya on Voice, Justice, and Representation [Podcast]

Backdraft Episode #3: Kimberly Marion Suiseeya on Voice, Justice, and Representation [Podcast]

Source: Wilson Center, 2017

Author(s): Lauren Herzer Risi

Countries: Laos

Topics: Climate Change, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 09/03/2017

 

“If we think sustainable development is the goal we want to achieve, we have to be radical in elevating those who have been traditionally excluded,” says Northwestern University’s Kimberly Marion Suiseeya in this week’s “Backdraft” episode. “We have to approach conservation and global environmental governance from the perspective of the...

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Asymmetric Bargaining between Myanmar and China in the Myitsone Dam Controversy: Social Opposition Akin to David's Stone against Goliath

Asymmetric Bargaining between Myanmar and China in the Myitsone Dam Controversy: Social Opposition Akin to David's Stone against Goliath

Source: Pacific Review, 2017

Author(s): Debby Sze Wan Chan

Countries: Myanmar

Topics: Governance, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 06/03/2017

 

The Myitsone Dam suspension is an asymmetric negotiation between Naypyitaw and Beijing. The bilateral agreement of the hydropower project was concluded in 2009. However, Myanmar's civil society started to oppose the dam when political opportunities expanded in 2011. The quasi-civilian government in Myanmar was caught in an ‘audience cost dilemma':...

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Marine Protected Areas Network in the South China Sea: Charting a Course for Future Cooperation.

Marine Protected Areas Network in the South China Sea: Charting a Course for Future Cooperation.

Source: The South China Sea Studies Center and Vietnam Academy of Diplomacy, 2014

Author(s): Vu Hai Dang

Topics: Cooperation, Governance, Land

Added: 01/03/2017

 

The once pristine and rich marine environment of the South China Sea is degrading at an alarming rate due to the rapid socioeconomic development of the region. Despite this, and due mainly to complicated sovereignty and maritime disputes, coastal States have not been able to develop effective regional cooperation to...

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