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
Transparent for whom? Dissemination of information on Ghana’s petroleum and mining revenue management. Journal of Development Studies, 1-19.
Päivi Lujala, Christa Brunnschweiler, and Ishmael Edjekumhene (2020).
Greater transparency has been proposed as an antidote to mismanagement of natural resource revenues in resource-rich, developing countries. The dominant transparency […]
A Theory of Change for the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative: Designing Resource Governance Pathways to Improve Developmental Outcomes. U4 Issue 2020, 11.
Philippe Le Billon, Päivi Lujala, and Siri Aas Rustad (2020).
The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative is a major international effort to disclose information about extractive activities. Having an explicit Theory of […]
Ghana’s mining communities are still not getting their just dues. The Conversation (January 8, 2020)
Päivi Lujala and John Narh (2020)
Ghana has gold, diamonds, bauxite, manganese, salt, limestone, granite and oil. Its mining and quarrying sector contributes significantly to its economy. It is the second-largest gold producer in Africa after […]
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 […]
Diprose, R., Kurniawan, N. I., & Macdonald, K. (2019)
Many domains of transnational policy are now governed through dynamic, multilevel governance processes, encompassing transnational, national, and subnational scales. In such settings, both membership of policy communities […]