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dc.contributor.authorOmeje, Kenneth C.*
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-21T11:22:12Z
dc.date.available2016-09-21T11:22:12Z
dc.date.issued2016-01-11
dc.identifier.citationOmeje, K (2016) Natural resource rent and stakeholder politics in Africa: towards a new conceptualisation. Commonwealth and Comparative Politics. 54(1): 92-114.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/9047
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper critically revisits the debate on natural resource rent, curse and conflict, interrogating some of the key assumptions that have become received knowledge in extant discourses. The paper demonstrates how orthodox theories’ preoccupation with issues of resource rent and resource curse tend to be marred by slants of ahistoricity and state-centricity. Adopting a stakeholder approach to the issues of resource rent and conflict in Africa, the author argues that natural resource rents produce and attract a multiplicity of competitive stakeholders, both domestic and external, in the resource-rich states. The competition and jostling of stakeholders for access to, and appropriation of, rentier resources is too often an antagonistic process in many emerging economies that has consequences and implications for violent conflict. The paper attempts a new conceptual explanation of how natural resource rents dialectically generate stakes, stakeholders and political conflict. The paper concludes by proposing the need for the more conflict-prone African rentier states to transition to a more functional state model, the transformative state.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14662043.2015.1126887en_US
dc.rights© 2016 Taylor & Francis. This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Commonwealth and Comparative Politics on 11 Jan 2016 available online at http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14662043.2015.1126887en_US
dc.subjectNatural resource conflict; Stakeholder theory; Resource curse; Rentier state; Transformative stateen_US
dc.titleNatural resource rent and stakeholder politics in Africa: towards a new conceptualisationen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2015
dc.date.application2016-01-11
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionAccepted Manuscripten_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-07-25T15:26:09Z


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