The CitRes project aims to examine how transparency, group identity and power are used in the construction of ‘resources’, and in the formation of political subjects, within the context of extraction and governance of natural resources.
In particular, the project aims to develop research that provide insight into how;
are mobilized and exploited in the process of acquiring local control over valuable natural resources and their revenues. The focus is on the material and discursive struggles over access, control, and meanings of resources, resource revenues, spaces, and landscapes and how these relate to the formation of ‘agency’ through the making of citizenship.
A central element is to incorporate cross scalar notion of power and relationality that expand conventional metric notions of space to examine;
- how global political initiatives, such as initiatives for increased openness in extractive sector management, influence local development
- the complex relations between the global economy and local societal development in locations of valuable natural resources
- the dynamic between transnational resource governance and local participation in sustainable developmet
Examining Host Communities’ Perceptions on Trust Funds as Corporate Strategies for Community Development in Ghana. Journal of Asian and African Studies, 1-17.
Kasimba, S. A. and Päivi Lujala (2020)
Mining companies increasingly adopt trusts, foundations, and funds as part of their efforts to obtain and maintain a social license to operate and corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategies for […]
Environmental and land defenders: Global patterns and determinants of repression. Global Environmental Change, 65(102163), 1-16.
Le Billon, P. and Päivi Lujala (2020)
Environmental and land defenders play a crucial role in attempts to slow down environmental change and address power inequalities in land-use and resource development. Yet, they frequently face repression, including defamation, criminalization, […]
Master’s thesis in Geography with Teacher Education | Supervisor: Ståle Angen Rye | May 2020
By Frida Meling Jacobsen | Student internship at Resource Governance in Asia Pacific, Research Centre for Politics and Government, Universitas Gadjah Mada, March […]
Negotiating the Legitimacy of a Global Palm Oil Standard by Local Affected Groups in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia
Master’s thesis in Geography with Teacher Education | Supervisor: Ståle Angen Rye | November 2019
By Hanne Mork Hamre | Student internship at Resource Governance in Asia Pacific, Research Centre for Politics and Government, Universitas Gadjah Mada, March […]
Gold Mining and Political Struggles for Access in Banyuwangi, East Java. Power, Conflict, and Democracy Journal, 8(1), 69-89.
Wardhani, I. S. and Devy Dhian Cahyati (2020)
This article explores how the materiality of natural resources influences social movements. Applying a relational paradigm and new materialism approach, this article explores the materiality of gold as […]
Regulating sustainable minerals in electronics supply chains: local power struggles and the ‘hidden costs’ of global tin supply chain governance. Review of International Political Economy, 1-26.
Diprose, R., Nanang Kurniawan, Kate Macdonald, & Poppy Winanti. (2020)
Voluntary supply chain regulation has proliferated in recent decades in response to concerns about the social and environmental impacts of global production and trade. Yet the […]