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
The right to water: governing private and communal provision in rural Indonesia. New Mandala (October 29, 2020)
Tadzkia Nurshafira (2020)
The new Law no. 17/2019 on Water Resources in Indonesia reproduces the idea of the state’s role in ensuring access to water, by reasserting the state’s control and guaranteeing people’s access to clean […]
The fight against the elimination of fossil fuel subsidies in Ecuador: Lessons for environmental and social justice. Undisciplined Environments (October 22, 2019)
Diana Vela Almeida (2019)
On October 1st, Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno announced a series of economic measures for the country, including the elimination of gasoline and diesel subsidies and the liberalization of their prices, as part […]
COP25 Climate Summit: Action must include divestment, decolonization and resistance. The Conversation (December 11, 2019)
Diana Vela Almeida, Catherine Windey, Gert Van Hecken, Melissa Moreano, Nicolas Kosoy, Vijay Kolinjivadi (2019)
We are in the midst of a global environmental crisis and the sense of urgency becomes ever more evident with each […]
Can the planet be saved in Time? On the temporalities of socionature, the clock and the limits debate. Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, 1-23.
Kolinjivadi, V., Diana Vela Almeida, and Jonathan Martineau (2019)
The tendency of capitalist modernity to impose predictable, homogenous and linear representations of time for economic productivity has made it increasingly difficult, if not impossible, […]
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 […]