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Extractive industries and changing state dynamics in Africa, beyond the resource curse, edited by Jon Schubert, Ulf Engel and Elísio Macamo

This book uses extractive industry projects in Africa to explore how political authority and the nation-state are reconfigured at the intersection of national political contestations and global, transnational capital. Instead of focusing on technological zones and the new social assemblages at the actual sites of construction or mineral extraction, the authors use extractive industry projects as a topical lens to investigate contemporary processes of state-making at the state–corporation nexus. Throughout the book, the authors seek to understand how public political actors and private actors of liberal capitalism negotiate and redefine notions and practices of sovereignty by setting legal, regulatory and fiscal standards. Rather than looking at resource governance from a normative perspective, the authors look at how these negotiations are shaped by and reshape the self-conception of various national and transnational actors, and how these jointly redefine the role of the state in managing these processes for the ‘greater good’. Extractive Industries and Changing State Dynamics in Africa will be useful for researchers, upper-level students and policy-makers who are interested in new articulations of state-making and politics in Africa
Table Of Contents
Africa's re-enchantment with big infrastructure : white elephants dancing in virtuous circles? / Paul Nugent -- Port geographies : Africa's infrastructure boom and the reconfiguration of power and authority / Jana Hönke -- The "blue economy" and operation phakisa : prospects for an emerging developmental state in South Africa? / Ulf Engel -- The dynamics and processes involved in the emergence of participatory mining codes in Cameroon / Erika Tchatchouang -- The politics of LNG : local state power and contested demands for land acquisitions in Palma, Mozambique / Padil Salimo -- Radical mineral policy with retribalisation? : mining and politics of difference in rural South Africa / Sonwabile Mnwana -- The local state in a new mining area in Zambia's north-western province / Rita Kesselring -- Political legacies in Ghana's petroleum industry / Monica Skaten -- The political ecology of the state / Elísio Macamo, Jon Schubert and Ulf Engel
Literary Form
non fiction
First edition.
Physical Description
1 online resource (191 pages).
Specific Material Designation
Form Of Item

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