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Title:Oil and the production of competing subjectivities in Nigeria: 'platforms of possibilities' and 'pipelines of conflict'
Author:Adunbi, OmoladeISNI
Year:2011
Periodical:African Studies Review (ISSN 1555-2462)
Volume:54
Issue:3
Pages:101-120
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:petroleum
power
multinational enterprises
community participation
State-society relationship
governance
conflict
NGO
Link:http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/african_studies_review/v054/54.3.adunbi.pdf
Abstract:This article examines how multinational corporations, recognizing the symbolic value of oil pipelines, flow stations, and platforms as ancestral promises of wealth to subject populations, work with NGOs and communities (sometimes in collaboration with the latter, but sometimes in a more adversarial manner) in setting up governance structures that often compete with, and sometimes oppose, the State in struggles over territorial control and resource extraction. These forms of contestations, it argues, create new sites of power in which NGOs aid multinational oil corporations in negotiating new sites of governance that in themselves create new structures of power. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]
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