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Author Bebbington, Anthony, 1962- author

Title Governing extractive industries : politics, histories, ideas / Anthony Bebbington [and nine others]
Edition First edition
Published Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018


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Description xxiii, 266 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents 1: Resource Extraction and Inclusive Development: Extending the Bases of the Political Settlements Approach. 2: Mining, political settlements, and inclusive development in Peru. 3. Political settlements, natural resource extraction, and inclusion in Bolivia. 4. The politics of national resource extraction in Zambia. 5. Competitive clientelism and the political economy of Mining in Ghana. 6. Conclusions: interpreting the politics of natural resource extraction
Summary Proposals for more effective natural resource governance emphasize the importance of institutions and governance, but say less about the political conditions under which institutional change occurs. This book synthesizes findings regarding the political drivers of institutional change in extractive industry governance. The authors analyse resource governance from the late nineteenth century to the present in Bolivia, Ghana, Peru, and Zambia. They focus on the ways in which resource governance and national political settlements interact. Special attention is paid to the nature of elite politics, the emergence of new political actors, forms of political contention, changing ideas regarding natural resources and development, the geography of natural resource deposits, and the influence of the transnational political economy of global commodity production. National elites and subnational actors are in continuous contention over extractive industry governance. Resource rents are used by elites to manage this contention and incorporate actors into governing coalitions and overall political settlements. Periodically, new resource frontiers are opened, and new political actors emerge with the power to redefine how extractive industries are governed and used as instruments for development. Colonial and post-colonial histories of resource extraction continue to give political valence to ideas of resource nationalism that mobilize actors who challenge existing institutional arrangements. The book is innovative in its focus on the political longue durée, and the use of in-depth, comparative, country-level analysis in Africa and Latin America, to build a theoretical argument that accounts for both similarity and divergence between these regions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-252) and index
Subject Petroleum law and legislation.
Mining law.
Author Abdulai, Abdul-Gafaru, author
Bebbington, Denise Humphreys, author
Hinfelaar, Marja, author
Sanborn, Cynthia, author
Achberger, Jessica, author
Huber, Celina Grisi, author
Hurtado, Veronica, author
Ramírez Farías, Tania Lucía, author
Odell, Scott D., author
LC no. 2018937073
ISBN 0198820933