Effective States and Inclusive Development

Professor Anthony Bebbington

Tony Bebbington


Anthony Bebbington is Higgins Professor of Environment and Society and Director of the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University. Tony’s work addresses the political ecology of rural change, with a particular focus on extractive industries and socio-environmental conflicts, social movements, indigenous organisations and livelihoods.

He is lead researcher on ESID’s politics of natural resources and inclusive development project.

ESID publications

Bebbington, A., Arond, E. & J.L. Dammert (2016). ‘Scalar politics and transnational governance innovations: A political settlements lens on the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative in the Andes‘, ESID Working Paper No. 66. Manchester.

Bebbington, A. (2015). ‘Natural resource extraction and the possibilities of inclusive development: politics across space and time‘, ESID Working Paper No. 21. Manchester.

Other publications

Bebbington, A., Arond, E. & J. Dammert. (2016) ‘Explaining Diverse National Responses to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative in the Andes: What Sort of Politics Matters?The Extractive Industries and Society.

Bebbington, A. (2015) ‘Governing natural resources for inclusive development’, in S. Hickey, K. Sen, B. Bukenya (eds.) 2015 The Politics of Inclusive Development: Interrogating the Evidence. Pp. 86-115. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Further information

For more on Professor Bebbington’s research, visit his website.