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Governance in the Extractive Industries

Power, Cultural Politics and Regulation, 1st Edition

Edited by Lori Leonard, Siba N. Grovogui


224 pages | 1 B/W Illus.

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Greater understanding of the forms and consequences of investment and disinvestment in the extractive industries is required as a result of capitalist expansion, recent declines in global commodity prices, and claims that extractive sector projects, especially in the global south, are poverty reduction projects. This book explores emergent forms of governance in mining and extractive industry projects around the world.

Chapters examine efforts to govern extractive activities across multiple political scales, through intermediaries, instruments, technologies, discourses, and infrastructures. The contributions analyse how multiple micro-processes of rule reverberate through societies to shape the material conditions of everyday life but also politics, social relations, and subjectivities in extractive economies. Detailed case studies are included from Africa (Chad, Nigeria, Rwanda, and São Tomé and Príncipe), Latin America (Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru), and the UN Climate Conference.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Governing in the Extractive Industries: An Introduction

Lori Leonard and Siba N. Grovogui

1. Tendencies in Tension: Resource Governance and Social Contradictions in Contemporary Bolivia

Tom Perreault

2. Mining, Criminalization, and the Right to Protest: Everyday Constructions of the Post-Neoliberal Ecuadorian State

Emily Billo

3. Preserving Illusions: The Rule of Law and Legitimacy under the Chad Pipeline Project

Siba N. Grovogui

4. "We Own This Oil": Artisanal Refineries, Extractive Industries and the Politics of Oil in Nigeria

Omolade Adunbi

5. Converting Threats to Power: Methane Extraction in Lake Kivu, Rwanda

Kristin Doughty

6. Politics in the Public Sphere: ENGOs and Oil Companies in the International Climate Negotiations, 1987-2001

Simone Pulver

7. Preventing the Resource Curse: Ethnographic Notes on an Economic Experiment

Gisa Weszkalnys

8. Illness, Compensation, and Claims for Justice: Lessons from the Choropampa Mercury Spill

Fabiana Li

9. Wars of Words: Experts, Oil, and Environmental Governance in Chad

Lori Leonard

10. Post-Script: Mapping Neo-Extractive Frontiers across Africa and Latin America

Brenda Chalfin

About the Editors

Lori Leonard is a Professor in the Department of Development Sociology at Cornell University, USA.

Siba N. Grovogui is a Professor in the Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University, USA.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Natural Resource Extraction
NATURE / Ecology
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Environmental Policy