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
Transparency and accountability in Ghana’s petroleum revenue management: evidence from a field experiment. Policy Brief.
Christa Brunnschweiler, Ishmael Edjekumhene, Päivi Lujala, and Marten Voors (2019).
This policy brief reports the findings from an evaluation of measures by Ghana’s Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC) to provide transparency and accountability in petroleum revenue […]
Transparent for whom? Dissemination of information on Ghana’s petroleum and mining revenue management. Policy Brief.
Päivi Lujala, Christa Brunnschweiler, and Ishmael Edjekumhene (2019).
This policy brief reports the findings from a large-scale survey of Ghanaians’ level and sources of information on resource revenue management. The Government of Ghana puts strong emphasis […]
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 […]
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 Minerals Development Fund Act: Addressing the Needs of Mining Communities. Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law, 38(2), 183-200.
Päivi Lujala and John Narh (2019).
Despite a large mining sector and a well-structured mineral revenue distribution system, mining communities are among the poorest in Ghana. […]
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).