Corruption, Natural Resources and Development
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Corruption, Natural Resources and Development

From Resource Curse to Political Ecology

Edited by Aled Williams and Philippe Le Billon

This book provides a fresh and extensive discussion of corruption issues in natural resources sectors. Reflecting on recent debates in corruption research and revisiting resource curse challenges in light of political ecology approaches, this volume provides a series of nuanced and policy-relevant case studies analyzing patterns of corruption around natural resources and options to reach anti-corruption goals. The potential for new variations of the resource curse in the forest and urban land sectors and the effectiveness of anti-corruption policies in resource sectors are considered in depth. Corruption in oil, gas, mining, fisheries, biofuel, wildlife, forestry and urban land are all covered, and potential solutions discussed.
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Chapter 8: Mapping the state’s Janus face: green economy and the ‘green resource curse’ in Kenya’s highland forests

Connor Joseph Cavanagh

Abstract

Green economic policies are not immune to corrupt practices. While corruption can undermine the implementation of a 'green agenda', green policies can themselves also be instrumented for corrupt purposes. Reflecting on the small but growing literature on the ‘green resource curse’, this chapter confirms that increased financing for green initiatives threatens to replicate problems in the extractive industries. The struggles of indigenous communities suggest that the antidote to a green resource curse in Kenya does not simply rely on supporting improved governance and the rule of law but depends too on locally rooted movements for environmental justice. Keywords: Kenya, green resource curse, corruption, illegal forest trade, environmental justice, indigenous peoples

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