Aled Williams, U4-CMI, Tina Søreide, NHH, Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, CMI, Inge Amundsen, CMI, in conversation with Åse Gilje Østensen, CMI.

Book Launch for the book Corruption, Natural Resources and Development - From Resource Curse to Political Ecology.

The book is edited by Aled Williams, U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI), Bergen, Norway and Philippe Le Billon, Department of Geography and the Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of British Columbia, Canada.

It 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. 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.

The Panel:

  • Aled Williams, Senior Advisor, U4-CMI
  • Tina Søreide, Professor of Law and Economics, NHH
  • Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Senior Researcher, CMI
  • Inge Amundsen, Senior Researcher, CMI
  • Åse Gilje Østensen, CMI

Odd-Helge Fjeldstad

Research Professor, Coordinator: Tax and Public Finance

David Aled Williams

Principal Adviser (U4) and Senior Researcher (CMI)