Effective States and Inclusive Development

Transnational capital and the political settlement of Ghana’s oil economy

7 July 2015 By Kojo Asante and Giles Mohan. How has Ghana – one of Africa’s most celebrated democracies – managed its newfound wealth since it struck oil in 2007? This is a profoundly political question that goes to the heart of the resource-development nexus. Our project under the ES

Transnational capital and the political settlement of Ghana’s oil economy

Working Paper 49 Download pdf Giles Mohan and Kojo Pumpuni Asante Abstract Ghana’s recent status as an oil producer focuses attention on the relationship between domestic politics and transnational actors. While the political settlements literature is useful for focusing on how elite

The political settlement and oil in Uganda

Working paper 48 Download pdf Sam Hickey with Badru Bukenya, Angelo Izama and William Kizito Abstract The capacity and commitment of Uganda to govern its oil in developmental ways has generally been discussed through a ‘new institutionalist’ prism that focuses on the dangers of the ‘r

Dr Denise Humphreys Bebbington

Role Denise Humphreys Bebbington is Director of Women’s and Gender Studies, and Assistant Research Professor at the Department of International Development, Community and Environment (IDSC) at Clark University, USA. She is Lead Researcher on ESID’s politics of natural resources

Professor Cynthia Sanborn

Role Cynthia Sanborn is Vice President for Research at the Universidad del Pacífico (CIUP) and Professor of Political Science at the same university. She is lead researcher on the ESID Politics of Natural Resources project in Peru. Research Cynthia has written and edited articles and

The “nature” of political settlements: extractive industries and the politics of inclusive development

03 February 2015  By Anthony Bebbington Clark University, University of Manchester As a geographer, the idea that the relationships between humans and the environment are central to problems of development and social organisation is hardly alien to me. Yet in development studies and p

Ghana’s political settlement undermines prospects for economic transformation

13 August 2014. By Kojo Pumpuni Asante, Franklin Oduro & Awal Mohammed. On 1st August 2014, the Government of Ghana (GoG) announced that it would approach the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for assistance to help stabilise the economy. For watchers of Ghana, this decision is lo

Dr E. Kojo Pumpuni Asante

Role Kojo recently obtained a PhD from the Global Development Institute at the University of Manchester, and is a researcher with ESID. He is also a Senior Research Officer at the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana). Research Kojo’s research focus is the politics

Dr Badru Bukenya

Role Badru Bukenya is a lecturer at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration. He is also a Research Associate at ESID, the University of Manchester. Research Badru’s research interests include civil society; the politics of

Angelo Izama

Role Angelo is an independent researcher involved in research on Uganda’s oil sector. Research Research interests include extractives, governance and minorities; extractives and regional security; political settlements and oil. ESID publications Angelo is currently providing research