Go to AfricaBib home

Go to AfricaBib home AfricaBib Go to database home

bibliographic database
Previous page New search

The free AfricaBib App for Android is available here

Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:Neglected but affected: voices from the oil-producing regions of Ghana and Uganda
Authors:Bybee, Ashley Neese
Johannes, Eliza Mary
Periodical:African Security Review (ISSN 2154-0128)
Geographic terms:Ghana
Subjects:petroleum industry
political stability
social conditions
External link:https://doi.org/10.1080/10246029.2014.894924
Abstract:The 'resource curse' is the paradoxical theory frequently used to explain how a seemingly desirable asset, such as oil, can actually pervert an economy, erode governance, perpetuate conflict, and ruin local communities to the extent that it becomes a curse. New oil discoveries in western Ghana and western Uganda have raised concerns for the democratic prospects and future stability of these countries and their surrounding regions. Based on field interviews in these oil-producing regions, this report summarises how local communities have been affected thus far and their concerns for the future. The authors assess the extent to which each country is vulnerable to oil-induced instability, and identify groups or communities that would be most likely to perpetuate it. Lastly, it provides some assessment of the future trajectory of each country. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]