Oil exploration in the developing world has been and continues to be a high profile and high risk activity attracting media coverage and stimulating much debate. In Governance of the Petroleum Sector in an Emerging Developing Economy, Professor Kwaku Appiah-Adu has assembled an edited volume that provides insight into critical aspects of this highly sensitive activity.
Professor Appiah-Adu’s starting point is Ghana, where he has been closely involved in national policy-making. The book makes comparisons between that African country and others as diverse as Trinidad and Tobago, and Norway. The contributors, global experts in their respective fields, explore five critical themes and propose strategies for progress in each.
This book serves as reference for business practitioners, policy makers, scholars, students and anyone interested in gaining insight into the oil and gas sector, particularly as it pertains to Ghana and other African petroleum producing nations, with lessons drawn from the global arena and international best practice.
In part II, chapter 8, Can Ghana avoid the resource curse?, Dr Inge Amundsen provides an overview of the economic and political explanations and consequences of the resource curse, presents the analytically important distinction between the institutions of extraction and the institutions of redistribution, and discusses whether Ghana can possibly avoid the resource curse by analysing existing statistics on governance in Ghana.
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The conservation-corruption conundrum: Understanding everyday relationships between rangers and communities
Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in a context of nationalist oligarchy: Lessons from Indonesia
David Aled Williams
Justifiable energy injustices? Exploring institutionalised corruption and electricity sector “problem-solving” in Ghana and Kenya
Festus Boamah, David Aled Williams, Joana Afful
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Political Corruption in Africa. Extraction and Power Preservation
Inge Amundsen (ed.)
Trading in corruption: Evidence and mitigation measures for corruption in the trading of oil and minerals
Olivier Longchamp, Nathalie Perrot
Taxing the urban boom: property taxation in Africa
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Merima Ali, Tom Goodfellow
Inter-group interaction and attitudes to migrants
Mintewab Bezabih, Sosina Bezu, Tigabu Getahun, Ivar Kolstad, Päivi Lujala, and Arne Wiig
Curbing grand corruption in ethnically plural societies. The role of corporate responsibility
A case study on corrupt practices in Rwanda provides useful lessons