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The Contentious Political Economy of Biofuels
Kate Neville
In coastal east Africa, Liu Scholar Kate Neville navigates the complexity of the political economy of biofuels through visiting organizations and local communities.
Speculating on violence? Food riots and primary commodity markets
Philippe Le Billon
More than a dozen countries have recently seen public demonstrations against rising food prices. The widespread and violent character of this upheaval (and its repression) has captured the attention of the media and given way to a narrative of ‘global food crisis’.
Resource governance and armed conflicts: the cases of Sierra Leone and Iraq
Philippe Le Billon
To develop a conceptual framework for analyzing resource governance in conflict-affected countries; examine patterns of external intervention in resource governance in conflict-affected countries over the past decade; analyze the evolution, legitimacy, and impacts of external intervention in resource governance in Sierra Leone (diamonds) and Iraq (petroleum).
Publications
Household Level Fuel Switching in Rural Hubei
Hisham Zerriffi
Program on Energy and Sustainable Development - Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.
August 25, 2008
The Geopolitics of 'Resource Wars': Resource Dependence, Governance, and Violence
Edited by: Philippe Le Billon
From the oil fields of the Persian Gulf to the diamond mines of West Africa, millions of people in resource rich countries have seen their lives devastated as a result of exploitative commercial relations, corrupt governance, and war. Going beyond conventional arguments of violent competition over scarce resources, this edited volume provides critical perspectives on so-called ‘resource wars?
January 11, 2005
Corruption, reconstruction and oil governance in Iraq
Philippe Le Billon
Corruption, reconstruction and oil governance in Iraq
June 01, 2005
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Events
Oct
29
2012
Northern Gateway Pipeline: How did an oil pipeline become a battle for the soul of our nation?
October 29, 2012
Liu Earth Governance Group presents a talk by Professor George Hoberg from the Department of Forest Resources Management, with commentary from Will Horter, Executive Director of Dogwood Initiative.
Sep
26
2012
Macroeconomic Sustainability of the Pattern of Use of Energy Resources in India and Role of the Renewables
September 26, 2012
Presented by Ramprasad Sengupta, Distinguished Fellow, India Development Foundation, Gurgaon, Haryana, India, and Visiting Research Fellow, Liu Institute for Global Issues. Professor Sengupta's research interests lie primarily in energy, resource, and environmental economics.
Mar
21
2011
State Science and its Discontents
March 21, 2011
What India's debate on transgenic crops tells us about the relationship between Science and Democracy
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