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New Approaches to the Governance of Natural Resources

Insights from Africa

  • J. Andrew Grant
  • W. R. Nadège Compaoré
  • Matthew I. Mitchell

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Introduction: Theoretical Approaches and Policy Implications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. Andrew Grant, W. R. Nadège Compaoré, Matthew I. Mitchell, Mats Ingulstad
      Pages 3-24
  3. Governance Challenges in Africa’s Oil Sectors

  4. Governance Challenges in Africa’s Non-Petroleum Natural Resource Sectors

  5. Concluding Remarks: New Challenges and Opportunities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. J. Andrew Grant, W. R. Nadège Compaoré, Matthew I. Mitchell, Timothy M. Shaw
      Pages 267-284
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 285-292

About this book


The book provides an in-depth analysis of the governance of Africa's natural resource sectors (oil, biofuels, forestry, fisheries, minerals) and new insights for readers as they navigate the burgeoning research on global governance initiatives and regional/national strategies that seek to improve the governance of the continent's natural resources.


Natural resources Africa governance mining oil minerals conflict gold diamonds forestry fisheries biofuels land deals river basin China Angola South Africa Ghana South Sudan Sudan development global governance Governance organization research

Editors and affiliations

  • J. Andrew Grant
    • 1
  • W. R. Nadège Compaoré
    • 1
  • Matthew I. Mitchell
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Political StudiesQueen’s UniversityCanada
  2. 2.Saint Paul UniversityCanada

About the editors

Christopher Alden, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK Ana Cristina Alves, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Dianne Balraj, Conservation International, Guyana Allan Cain, Development Workshop, Angola Andrea Collins, Queen's University, Canada Hevina S. Dashwood, Brock University, Canada Jeremy Davison, University of Toronto, Canada Mari-Lise du Preez, independent researcher and development consultant, South Africa Carole Excell, World Resources Institute, USA Mats Ingulstad, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway Melissa Jennings, independent researcher and development consultant, South Sudan Ivar Kolstad, Christian Michelsen Institute (CMI), Norway Georgia Mavropoulos-Vagelis, Ernst and Young, South Africa Bill Buenar Puplampu, University of Ghana, Ghana Timothy M. Shaw, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA Ussif Rashid Sumaila, University of British Columbia, Canada Dawit Tesfamichael, University of British Columbia, Canada Anthony Turton, University of the Free State, South Africa Peter G. Veit, World Resources Institute, USA Arne Wiig, Christian Michelsen Institute (CMI), Norway Conrad Winn, Carleton University, Canada Douglas Yates, American University of Paris, France

Bibliographic information


'New Approaches to the Governance of Natural Resources: Insights from Africa is refreshingly brilliant, engaging but most importantly innovative. The collection of chapters in this edited volume offers a nuanced analysis that extends our understanding of the complexity of natural resources governance in Africa. This book is a must read for everyone interested in natural resources governance in Africa.' - Uwafiokun Idemudia, York University, Canada

'Grant, Compaoré, and Mitchell have assembled a solid group of scholars who furnish critical perspectives on natural resource governance in Africa. The volume makes important contributions to debates that are only beginning.' - Gilbert M. Khadiagala, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa