Ogbe, M. and Päivi Lujala (2021) In many resource-rich developing countries, policymakers, academics, and practitioners alike seek to promote citizen engagement and monitoring in the management of natural resource revenues. However, many of the [...]
Does information matter? Transparency and demand for accountability in Ghana’s natural resource revenue management. Ecological Economics 181: 106903.
Brunnschweiler, C., Ishmael Edjekumhene and Päivi Lujala (2021) Transparency in resource revenue management is seen as an important strategy to avoid misuse and misappropriation. Theory predicts that transparency will allow citizens to gain information [...]
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) [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 narrative in policymaking attributes a [...]
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 Change could help [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
Neoliberal performatives and the ‘making’ of Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES). Progress in Human Geography, 43(1), 3-25.
Vijay Kolinjivadi, Gert Van Hecken, Diana Vela Almeida, Jérôme Dupras, Nicolás Kosoy (2019). This paper argues that Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) serve as a neoliberal performative act, in which idealized conditions are re-constituted by well-resourced and networked epistemic [...]
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, [...]
Impacts of key provisions in Ghana’s Petroleum Revenue Management Act. 3ie Impact Evaluation Report 94.
Edjekumhene, I., Voors, M., Lujala, P., Brunnschweiler, C., Owusu, C.K., and Nyamekye, A. (2019). In 2007, Ghana discovered oil and gas in commercial quantities and subsequently enacted the Petroleum Revenue Management Act (PRMA) 2011 (Act [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. To promote socio- economic development in the mining [...]
Tadzkia Nurshafira (2019) The management of the water supply has long been a state concern in Indonesia due to water stress in many areas and poor governance. Tadzkia Nurshafira and Husna Yuni Wulansari of [...]
Mainstreaming Modernisation Risk Politics in Indonesia’s Democratisation: Towards Public Control of Welfare and Risk in Expanding Water Access. Power, Conflict, and Democracy Journal, 6(2), 271-304
Nurshafira, T. (2018) Tadzkia Nurshafira is a student at Master of Politics and Government with specialisation on Natural Resource Governance, Universitas Gadjah Mada This paper explores how modernisation risk politics are understood and [...]
An analysis of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative implementation process. World Development 107(July): 358–381.
Lujala, Päivi (2018). The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) has become an international hallmark of the efforts to promote better extractive-sector management and improved societal development in natural resource-rich countries. Since its establishment in [...]
There is no one amongst us with them! Transparency and participation in local natural resource revenue management. Extractive Industries and Society 6(1): 198-205.
Sam A. Kasimba and Päivi Lujala (2018). To redistribute natural resource revenues back to local communities and to promote equitable beneﬁt-sharing and inclusive decision-making, companies and governments increasingly use local beneﬁt-sharing trust funds (LBSTFs) [...]
Claiming indigenous rights through participatory mapping and the making of citizenship. Political Geography, 61, 148-159.
Rye, S. A., & Kurniawan, N. I. (2017) This paper considers how participatory mapping, through the notion of indigeneity, is involved in the making of participants' political agency and the possible implications for local [...]