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.
Ebook available at: https://www.elgaronline.com/abstract/9781785361197.xml
In this volume:
- Corruption and elite capture of mining community development funds in Ghana and Sierra Leone
- Nigeria: Defying the resource curse
- Strengthening institutions against corruption? Biofuel deals in Ghana
Williams, David Aled, Festus Boamah
- Governance challenges in Tanzania’s natural gas sector: Unregulated lobbyism and uncoordinated policy
Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge and Jesper Johnsøn
Governance challenges in Tanzania’s natural gas sector: Unregulated lobbyism and uncoordinated policy
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad and Jesper Johnsøn
Corruption, natural resources and development: from resource curse to political ecology
The resource bites back: Entry-points for addressing corruption in wildlife crime
David Aled Williams, Rob Parry-Jones, Dilys Roe
Taxing the urban boom in Tanzania: Central versus local government property tax collection
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Merima Ali, Lucas Katera
Theory and practise of decentralization by devolution: Lessons from a research programme in Tanzania (2002-13)
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad and Lucas Katera
Research and policy nexus: Perspectives from twenty years of policy research in Tanzania.
Policy Making in the Tanzanian Petro State: Building a Statistical Basis
Jan Isaksen, Blandina Kilama, Fred Matola
Taxing the urban boom: property taxation in Africa
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Merima Ali, Tom Goodfellow
Compensatory Livestock Thievery: A New Trend in Economic Crime In Dilling/South Kordofan State (2014–2016)
Dr. Ahmed Elhassab, Mohammed Elhassab
Shadow Value Chains: Tracing the link between corruption, illicit activity and lootable natural resources from West Africa
Åse Gilje Østensen, Mats Stridsman