Corruption, Natural Resources and Development provides a fresh and extensive discussion of corruption issues in natural resources sectors. Reflecting on recent debates in corruption research and revisiting resource curse challenges in light of political ecology approaches, this volume provides a series of nuanced and policy-relevant case studies analyzing patterns of corruption around natural resources and options to reach anti-corruption goals.
Using corruption case studies across a wide spectrum of natural resource sectors from around the world, the expert contributions explore political ecology as a means to analysing resource curse challenges. The potential for new variations of the resource curse in the forest and urban land sectors and the effectiveness of anti-corruption policies in resource sectors are considered in depth. Corruption in oil, gas, mining, fisheries, biofuel, wildlife, forestry and urban land are all covered, and potential solutions discussed.
This forward-thinking book is essential reading for students and academics in the fields of development studies, political ecology, corruption, development economics and international political economy. The evidence and policy solutions included will be of great appeal to policymakers and practitioners.
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In this volume:
Williams, David Aled, Philippe Le Billon
- Nigeria: Defying the resource curse
- Governance challenges in Tanzania’s natural gas sector: Unregulated lobbyism and uncoordinated policy
Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge and Jesper Johnsøn
- Corruption and elite capture of mining community development funds in Ghana and Sierra Leone
- Strengthening institutions against corruption? Biofuel deals in Ghana
Boamah, Festus, David Aled Williams
Towards harmonised financing of frontline health service providers in Tanzania
Ottar Mæstad, Peter Binyaruka
Lobbying and the shaping of tax policies in Tanzania
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad,Lise Rakner
VAT receipt lotteries: Can they increase tax revenues in Sub-Saharan Africa?
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, George Hellar, Ephraim Mdee, Ingrid Hoem Sjursen, Vincent Somville
Citizens’ preferences for taxation of internationally mobile corporations: Evidence from Tanzania
Ivar Kolstad, Arne Wiig & Odd-Helge Fjeldstad
Review of Development Economics
Navigating Seas, Markets, and Sovereignties: Fishers and Occupational Slippage in the South China Sea
No peace without youth: Continued calls for change in South Sudan
Siril K. Herseth
Lobbying, corruption and climate finance: The stakes for international development
Michael Nest, Saul Mullard