From Resource Curse to Political Ecology
Edited by Aled Williams and Philippe Le Billon
Chapter 4: Transparency and natural resource revenue management: empowering the public with information?
Transparency and public accountability are core concepts in anti-corruption policies. This chapter on the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative challenges the assumption that increasing transparency and informing the public about natural resource revenues will lead to more equitable revenue management. Policy and practice initiatives that cast people’s action, or lack of it, mainly as behavioural problems should more carefully consider how people manoeuvre within structures that may prevent collective action for change, and what can be done about it, rather than relying on the hope that transparency and public information will in themselves bring about effective forms of accountability. Keywords: Transparency, accountability, EITI, anti-corruption discourse, resource revenues
You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.
Elgaronline requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals. Please login through your library system or with your personal username and password on the homepage.
Non-subscribers can freely search the site, view abstracts/ extracts and download selected front matter and introductory chapters for personal use.
Your library may not have purchased all subject areas. If you are authenticated and think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.