Natural Resource Investment and Africa's Development

Natural Resource Investment and Africa's Development

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'This book makes a significant contribution to the literature on natural resource law and governance by engaging specifically with the issues arising in the African region. It covers a wide spectrum of issues that are key to the sustainable use of natural resources in the region, thus making it an important resource for anyone interested in natural resource governance and economic development in the African region.' a€“ Philippe Cullet, University of London, UK This well-researched book covers a wide spectrum of important issues that are central to investment in natural resources and ultimately, economic development of Africa. Francis Botchway and the expert contributors analyse the relationships between good governance and resource management, as well as the existing commercial and financial agreements. The environmental implication of resource exploitation and the international dimensions of the industry are also explored in this insightful study. Each comprehensive and concise contribution highlights the importance of transparency and equity in investment and management of natural resources. Natural Resource Investment and Africa's Development is essential material for scholars and students of development, environmental law, international economic law and dispute resolution, as well as any international investor in natural resources.A. Venables, a#39;Natural Resources and State Fragilitya#39;, OxCarre Research Paper No. ... Not only does this waste the money, but more importantly it reduces accountability of government to the electoratea#39;), ... The International Law Associationa#39;s 2002 New Delhi Declaration of Principles of International Law Relating to Sustainable Development defines sustainable development as a#39;a comprehensive andanbsp;...

Title:Natural Resource Investment and Africa's Development
Author:Francis N. Botchway
Publisher:Edward Elgar Publishing - 2011-01-01


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