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Title:Managing Africa's natural resources: capacities for development
Editors:Hanson, Kobena TsetseISNI
D'Alessandro, Cristina
Owusu, FrancisISNI
Year:2014
Pages:250
Language:English
Series:International political economy series
City:New York
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN:1137365609; 9781137365606
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:natural resource management
governance
capacity building
environment
economic development
Abstract:This book investigates concerns in natural resource management with a focus on the capacity dimension. It examines dynamics of leadership, governance, criminality, structural transformation, as well as emerging issues such as green growth. Capacity development measures for reducing the information and power asymmetry between African states and their global counterparts are critical. At the same time, civil society must play its role as watchdog over political leadership. Chapters: 1. Toward a coordinated approach to natural resource management in Africa (Kobena T. Hanson, Francis Owusu and Cristina D'Alessandro); 2. The status of natural resource management in Africa: capacity development challenges and opportunities (Joseph Ayee); 3. Governance of natural resource management in Africa: contemporary perpectives (Peter Arthur); 4. Criminality in the natural resource management value/supply chain (Olawale Ismail and Jide Martyns Okeke); 5. Structured transformation and natural resources management in Africa (William G. Moseley); 6. Strategic capacity-building imperatives vital for transboundary water cooperation in Africa (Claudious Chikozho); 7. The gas and oil sector in Ghana: the role of civil society and the capacity needs for effective environmental governance (Cristina D'Alessandro, Kobena T. Hanson and Francis Owusu); 8. The capacity question, leadership and strategic choices: environmental sustainability and natural resources management in Africa (Korbla P. Puplampu); 9. Debating critical issues of green growth and energy in Africa: thinking beyond our lifetimes (Abbi M. Kedir); 10. Moving Africa beyond the resource curse: defining the 'good-fit' approach imperative in natural resource management and identifying the capacity needs (Francis Owusu, Cristina D'Alessandro and Kobena T. Hanson); 11. Afterword: natural resource governance post-2015: what implications for analysis and policy? (Timothy M. Shaw). [Abstract ASC Leiden]m
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