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The Curse of the One-Size-Fits-All Fix: Re-evaluating What We Know about Extractives and Economic Development

The Curse of the One-Size-Fits-All Fix: Re-evaluating What We Know about Extractives and Economic Development

Source: World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), United Nations University (UNU), 2017

Author(s): Glada Lahn and Paul Stevens

Topics: Economic Recovery , Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 19/02/2018

 

In the context of falls in extractive commodities prices since 2011, this paper examines the history of thinking about the interplay between extractives and economic development. Just as ‘the resource curse’ fails as a generic explanation on account of the huge diversity in country contexts, so does the one-size-fits-all governance...

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Conflict Minerals and Supply Chain Due Diligence: An Exploratory Study of Multi-tier Supply Chains

Conflict Minerals and Supply Chain Due Diligence: An Exploratory Study of Multi-tier Supply Chains

Source: Journal of Business Ethics, 2018

Author(s): Martin C. Schleper and Constantin Blome

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 19/02/2018

 

As recently stakeholders complain about the use of conflict minerals in consumer products that are often invisible to them in final products, firms across industries implement conflict mineral management practices. Conflict minerals are those, whose systemic exploitation and trade contribute to human right violations in the country of extraction and...

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Resource Curse or Governance Deficit? The Role of Parliament in Uganda's Oil and Zimbabwe's Diamonds

Resource Curse or Governance Deficit? The Role of Parliament in Uganda's Oil and Zimbabwe's Diamonds

Source: Journal of African Studies, 2017

Author(s): Elijah Doro and Ushehwedu Kufakurinani

Countries: Uganda, Zimbabwe

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 19/02/2018

 

This article returns to the question of ‘resource curse’ and the powers of local parliaments to harness resource exploitation to meet national development agendas. The study is inspired by direct experiences with the Zimbabwean and Ugandan parliaments. It examines the dilemmas and uncertainties that confront dysfunctional states, and states with...

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Motivations Unearthed: Re-Contextualizing the War in Afghanistan

Motivations Unearthed: Re-Contextualizing the War in Afghanistan

Source: Georgetown Public Policy Review, 2018

Author(s): Derrek Chung

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources

Added: 11/02/2018

 

The terror attacks on September 11, 2001, fundamentally reshaped our nation. The American psyche was left bruised and battered, leading United States foreign policy to take a decisive turn. As sadness turned to scorn, Congress passed the Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF), providing legislative authorization for the...

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Diamond Exploitation in Sierra Leone 1930 to 2010: A Resource Curse?

Diamond Exploitation in Sierra Leone 1930 to 2010: A Resource Curse?

Source: GeoJournal, 2013

Author(s): Sigismond Ayodele Wilson

Countries: Sierra Leone

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 09/02/2018

 

This paper uses the resource curse hypothesis to explore diamond exploitation in Sierra Leone during the period 1930–2010. Focusing on national and local level analysis, it examines whether the net impact of diamond exploitation was a 'resource curse' or 'blessing' during four time periods: colonial and early post-independence era, the...

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Dangerous Appetites: Human Rights Activism and Conflict Commodities

Dangerous Appetites: Human Rights Activism and Conflict Commodities

Source: Human Rights Quarterly, 2004

Author(s): Ingrid J. Tamm

Countries: Angola, Sudan, United States of America

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 09/02/2018

 

What do oil and diamonds have in common (aside from the fact that one can never have enough)? They are the world's favorite carbon-based treasures and they also have sustained ferocious civil wars in parts of Africa. Coinciding with growing academic and political recognition that natural resources can play important...

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Are Conflict Diamonds Forever?: Background to the Problem

Are Conflict Diamonds Forever?: Background to the Problem

Source: ANU Press, 2016

Author(s): Nigel Davidson

Countries: Angola, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, India, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 09/02/2018

 

This chapter discusses the nature and parameters of the international legitimate diamond trade, before distinguishing it from the conflict diamonds trade. The definition of conflict diamonds, also known as blood diamonds, is discussed. The chapter discusses the role of conflict diamonds in exacerbating armed conflict and human rights violations in...

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Five Practical Steps to Support SEC Conflict Minerals Disclosure

Five Practical Steps to Support SEC Conflict Minerals Disclosure

Source: Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative, 2015

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo, United States

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 06/02/2018

 

This paper is intended as a practical guide for Downstream Companies that have reporting obligations about conflict minerals that may be used in their supply chains. This paper may also be helpful for suppliers to better understand their customers’ expectations and requirements. This paper is not a set of rules...

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Oil Prices and Interstate Conflict

Oil Prices and Interstate Conflict

Source: Conflict Management and Peace Science, 2015

Author(s): Cullen S. Hendrix

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources

Added: 05/02/2018

 

Anecdotal evidence suggests that high oil prices embolden oil-rich states to behave more aggressively. This article contends that arguments linking oil-exporter status to interstate conflict are implicitly price contingent, and tests this via a reanalysis of works by Colgan and Weeks. It finds a contingent effect of oil prices on...

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Living under a Black Sky: Conflict Pollution and Environmental Health Concerns in Iraq

Living under a Black Sky: Conflict Pollution and Environmental Health Concerns in Iraq

Source: PAX, 2017

Author(s): Wim Zwijnenburg and Foeke Postma

Countries: Iraq

Topics: Extractive Resources, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 24/01/2018

 

‘Living under a black sky’ reveals how the conflict in Iraq has left a toxic trail of destruction which could have severe health consequences for communities and reconstruction efforts. Among other dangerous developments, the report identifies a sharp increase of hazardous artisanal oil refining.  

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