High-Value Natural Resources and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

High-Value Natural Resources and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

 

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For most post-conflict countries, the transition to peace is daunting. In countries with high-value natural resources – including oil, gas, diamonds, other minerals, and timber –the stakes are unusually high and peacebuilding is especially challenging. Resource-rich post-conflict countries face both unique problems and opportunities. They enter peacebuilding with an advantage that distinguishes them from other war-torn societies: access to natural resources that can yield substantial revenues for alleviating poverty, compensating victims, creating jobs, and rebuilding the country and the economy. Evidence shows, however, that this opportunity is often wasted. Resource-rich countries do not have a better record in sustaining peace. In fact, resource-related conflicts are more likely to relapse.

 

Focusing on the relationship between high-value natural resources and peacebuilding in post-conflict settings, this book identifies opportunities and strategies for converting resource revenues to a peaceful future. Its thirty chapters draw on the experiences of forty-one researchers and practitioners – as well as the broader literature – and cover a range of key issues, including resource extraction, revenue sharing and allocation, and institution building. The book provides a concise theoretical and practical framework that policy makers, researchers, practitioners, and students can use to understand and address the complex interplay between the management of high-value resources and peace.

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Author(s): Ellen Sirleaf Johnson
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Author(s): Päivi Lujala, Siri Aas Rustad

 

Part 1: Extraction and Extractive Industries

 

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Author(s): Philippe Le Billon
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Author(s): Jill Shankleman
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Author(s): Philippe Le Billon
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Author(s): Volker Boege, Daniel Franks
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Author(s): Kazumi Kawamoto
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Author(s): Arne Wiig, Ivar Kolstad

 

Part 2: Commodity and Revenue Tracking

 

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Author(s): J. Andrew Grant
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Author(s): Clive Wright
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Author(s): Andrew Bone
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Author(s): Harrison Mitchell
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Author(s): Eddie Rich, T. Negbalee Warner
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Author(s): Duncan Brack

 

Part 3: Revenue Distribution

 

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Author(s): Achim Wennmann
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Author(s): Michael L. Ross, Päivi Lujala, Siri Aas Rustad
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Author(s): Roy Maconachie
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Author(s): Martin E. Sandbu

 

Part 4: Allocation and Institution Building

 

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Author(s): Paul Collier, Anke Hoeffler
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Author(s): John A. Gould, Matthew S. Winters
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Author(s): Stephanie Altman, Sandra S. Nichols, John Woods
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Author(s): Michael D. Beevers
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Author(s): Annegret Mähler
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Author(s): Mishkat Al Moumin
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Author(s): Indra de Soysa

 

Part 5: Livelihoods

 

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Author(s): David M. Catarious Jr., Alison Lawlor Russell
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Author(s): Adam Pain
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Author(s): Jennifer Wallace, Ken Conca
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Author(s): Karen Hayes, Rachel Perks
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Author(s): Tina Sanio, Binod Chapagain
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Author(s): Luke A. Patey

 

Part 6: Lessons Learned

 

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Author(s): Siri Aas Rustad, Päivi Lujala, Philippe Le Billon