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Governing Extractive Industries: Politics, Histories, Ideas

Anthony Bebbington, Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai, Denise Humphreys Bebbington, Marja Hinfelaar, and Cynthia Sanborn


Proposals for more effective natural resource governance emphasize the importance of institutions and governance, but say less about the political conditions under which institutional change occurs. This book synthesizes findings regarding the political drivers of institutional change in extractive industry governance. The authors analyse resource governance from the late nineteenth century to the present in Bolivia, Ghana, Peru, and Zambia. They focus on the ways in which resource governance and national political settlements interact. Special attention is paid to the nature of elite politics ... More

Keywords: mining, extractive industry, natural resource governance, political settlements, Bolivia, Ghana, Peru, Zambia, inclusive development

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198820932
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198820932.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anthony Bebbington, author
Australia Laureate Fellow, School of Geography, University of Melbourne, Australia; Milton P. and Alice C. Higgins Professor of Environment and Society, Graduate School of Geography, Clark University, USA; Professorial Fellow, Global Development Institute, University of Manchester, UK

Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai, author
Senior Lecturer, University of Ghana Business School

Denise Humphreys Bebbington, author
Research Associate Professor, Department of International Development, Community and Environment Clark University