ISBN 9780798302456
Pages 146
Dimensions 297 x 210 mm
Illustrations B/W Illustrations
Published 2012
Publisher Africa Institute of South Africa, South Africa
Format Paperback

Natural Resources Governance in Southern Africa

edited by Lesley Masters, Emmanuel Kisiangani

Questions regarding the governance of natural resources will become more politicised in the face of growing international and domestic pressure for access to these increasingly scarce resources. Southern Africa has a rich diversity of natural resources and yet many of the region's countries remain trapped in poverty and are overly dependent on the export of primary commodities.

As part of the Institute for Global Dialogue's (IGD) focus on governance, this second contribution to the series on natural resources has set out to capture the nature of the problem in relation to four sector-specific areas: mining, fisheries, forestry and transboundary natural resource management.

Through these detailed sector analyses, the external and domestic demand for resources and the socio-economic challenges facing the governance of these resources are interrogated. Through a number of policy recommendations, the book raises some strategic considerations that may prove essential ingredients in the development of a common position on natural resource governance within southern Africa.

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About the Editors

Lesley Masters

Lesley Masters is a Senior Researcher in the Foreign Policy and Diplomacy Programme at the Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD), Pretoria. She received her PhD from the University of Leicester, with a focus on South Africa’s foreign policy. Her current research interests lie in foreign policy as well as international environmental diplomacy with recent publications covering Africa and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), climate change, energy and South Africa’s foreign policy, and the international politics of energy security.

Emmanuel Kisiangani

Emmanuel Kisiangani is a Senior Researcher at the Institute for Security Studies. Previously he was a Researcher at the Institute for Global Dialogue’s Africa Programme. He holds a PhD in Political Studies and International Relations from the University of the Witwatersrand and an MA in Diplomacy and International Studies from the University of Nairobi (Kenya). He has previously worked in various research and teaching capacities in South Africa and Kenya. Among his areas of research interest include; transitional justice, political governance, confl ict and peace studies, and diplomatic discourse. Kisiangani is involved in a number of biodiversity and conservation initiatives and has more recently developed a keen interest in the analysis of Transboundary Natural Resource Management in sub-Saharan Africa.

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