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Workshop on Resource Wealth and Citizenship, 23-24 May, Sheffield

February 19, 2013

Jojo Nem Singh (Sheffield) and Andrew Lawrence (Graduate Institute for International Studies Vienna) are convening a workshop on May 23-24, 2013 at the University of Sheffield. The event will explore the different pathways between resource wealth and economic development on the one hand, and resource wealth and democratisation on the other hand. This is a follow thru workshop from our highly successful Workshop on the 'IPE of Natural Resources: Critical IPE Perspectives', hosted by the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) and Lund University Centre for Sustainability Sciences (LUCSUS) last November 2011.

For this second workshop, we aim to explore the following themes: (a) rent-seeking, political settlements and historical legacies as determinants of political development in resource-rich states; (b) how states mediate global norms-building and refract their effects within domestic political settings; and (c) specific policy instruments to achieve inclusive development in the context of contemporary globalisation. 

This international workshop has a line up of established and early career paper presenters coming from the UK, Europe, Asia and the United States. For further information about possibilities of attending the workshop (or presenting a paper if you feel you must do so!), please do not hesitate to contact Lorenza Fontana ( or to me (