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Wars of PlunderConflicts, Profits and the Politics of Resources$
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Philippe Le Billon

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199333462

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199333462.001.0001

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Resources for Peace

Resources for Peace

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(p.189) 7 Resources for Peace
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Wars of Plunder
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Philippe Le Billon

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199333462.003.0008

This chapter presents several proposals for resource sectors to contribute to peacebuilding. It first discusses proposals relevant to resource exploitation management, focusing on the potential contributions of peacekeeping missions as well as the prevention of resource-related land conflicts and the promotion of domestic entrepreneurship and employment. It then deals with the management of resource revenues, the recovery of looted wealth, post-conflict resource contract renegotiations, direct revenue disbursement to the population, and the creation of special funds. It finally engages with resource governance more broadly, focusing on relevant international initiatives such as the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI). Various policy options, their prioritization and timing are discussed.

Keywords:   peacekeeping, Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI), contract renegotiation

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