Corporations and Natural Resource Governance

In countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Columbia and Indonesia, it has become apparent that natural resource wealth does not automatically translate into economic or societal welfare. On the contrary, the exploitation of natural resources appears to have a negative effect on socio-economic and political development and, moreover, often correlates to the outbreak and escalation of violent conflict.

The ambivalent role of translational corporations in resource conflicts

The project “Corporations and Natural Resource Governance” investigated the ambivalent role of translational corporations in resource conflicts on the global, national and local levels. Corporations participate in the exploitation of natural resources and, at the same time, assume the role of consumers and sellers of these resources on global markets. More recently, such corporations have also increasingly assumed direct involvement in initiatives related to natural resource governance.


Conflicts over natural resources touch on diverse dimensions of justice. They may be conflicts related to the distribution of material goods, as in the case of land and property rights or the distribution of income from resource extraction. They may also assume the form of conflicts over procedural conceptions of justice, such as in the case of the recognition and representation of certain local communities that consider themselves insufficiently involved in decision-making processes. Or for cases in which resource exploitation is deemed to be another aspect of cultural dominance and non-recognition.

Employees:
  • Flohr, Annegret
  • Jacobs, Andreas
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Claims for Local Justice in Natural Resource Conflicts | 2019

Coni-Zimmer, Melanie/Flohr, Annegret/Jacobs, Andreas (2019): Claims for Local Justice in Natural Resource Conflicts. Lessons from Peru's Mining Sector, in: Fehl, Caroline/Peters, Dirk/Wisotzki, Simone/Wolff, Jonas (eds), Justice and Peace. The role of justice claims in international cooperation and conflict, Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 277-298.

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Vom Wolf im Schafspelz | 2018

Coni-Zimmer, Melanie/Flohr, Annegret (2018): Vom Wolf im Schafspelz. Blinde Flecken in der Forschung zu transnationalen Unternehmen und neuen Governance-Formen, in: Albert, Mathias/Deitelhoff, Nicole/Hellmann, Gunther (Hg.), Ordnung und Regieren in der Weltgesellschaft, Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 277–307, https://www.springer.com/de/book/9783658197797.

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Responsible practices with irresponsible effects | 2016

Jacobs, Andreas (2016): Responsible practices with irresponsible effects. Mining and involuntary resettlement in Kwale, Kenya, in: Diawara, Mamadou/Röschenthaler, Ute (eds), Competing norms. State regulations and local praxis in Sub-Saharan Africa, Frankfurt/M.: Campus, 167-189, www.campus.de/(..).

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Claims for Local Justice in Natural Resource Conflicts: Lessons from Peru’s Mining Sector | 2016

Coni-Zimmer, Melanie/Flohr, Annegret/Jacobs, Andreas (2016): Claims for Local Justice in Natural Resource Conflicts: Lessons from Peru’s Mining Sector, in: Pichler, Melanie/Staritz, Cornelia/Küblbock, Karin/Plank, Christina/Raza, Werner (Hg.) (eds), Fairness and Justice in Natural Resource Politics, Oxford: Routledge, 90-108, https://routledge.com(...).

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Responsible Mining and Local Development in Kenya | 2016

Jacobs, Andreas (2016): Responsible Mining and Local Development in Kenya, Studien der Hessischen Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschung, Bd. 32, Baden-Baden: Nomos.

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Zwischen Konfrontation und Kooperation | 2015

Coni-Zimmer, Melanie/Flohr, Annegret (2015): Zwischen Konfrontation und Kooperation. Das Verhältnis zwischen NGOs und Privatwirtschaft, in: Zeitschrift für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik, Sonderheft 7, 567-588, https://www.springerprofessional.de/zwischen-konfrontation-und-kooperation-das-verhaeltnis-zwischen-/6061890.

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Transnationale Unternehmen | 2014

Coni-Zimmer, Melanie/Flohr, Annegret (2014): Transnationale Unternehmen. Problemverursacher und Lösungspartner?, in: Politik und Zeitgeschichte, 2014:1, 34-40, http://www.bpb.de/apuz/175496/transnationale-unternehmen-problemverursacher-und-loesungspartner?p=all.

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A Complaint Mechanism for the Equator Principles | 2014

Flohr, Annegret (2014): A Complaint Mechanism for the Equator Principles. And Why Equator Members Should Urgently Want It, in: Transnational Legal Theory, 5:3, 442-463, https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.5235/20414005.5.3.442.

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Self-Regulation and Legalization | 2014

Flohr, Annegret (2014): Self-Regulation and Legalization. Making Global Rules for Banks and Corporations, Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, https://www.palgrave.com/de/book/9781137359551.

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Natürliche Ressourcen, lokale Konflikte und Dialog als Antwort | 2014

Annegret Flohr, Natürliche Ressourcen, lokale Konflikte und Dialog als Antwort. Das Beispiel Peru, HSFK-Report Nr. 11/2014, Frankfurt/M.

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Transnationale Governance im Bereich der Sicherheit | 2013

Coni-Zimmer, Melanie (2013): Transnationale Governance im Bereich der Sicherheit, in: Breitmeier, Helmut/Conzelmann, Thomas/Wolf, Klaus Dieter (Hg.), Transnationales Regieren, Hagen: Fernuniversität Hagen, 241-279, Download: https://vu.fernuni-hagen.de/(...).

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Friend or Foe? | 2013

Flohr, Annegret/Coni-Zimmer, Melanie/Jacobs, Andreas (2013): Friend or Foe? Developing Partnerships in Natural Resource Governance. A Global Stakeholder Analysis, Bonn/Eschborn: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit.

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Ressourcenkonflikte | 2013

Jacobs, Andreas/Weller, Christoph (2013): Ressourcenkonflikte, in: Reller, Armin/Marschall, Luitgard/Meissner, Simon/Schmidt, Claudia (Hg.), Ressourcenstrategien. Eine Einführung in den nachhaltigen Umgang mit Rohstoffen, Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft (WBG), 65-76, https://www.wbg-wissenverbindet.de/4976/ressourcenstrategien.

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Zivilgesellschaftliche Kritik und Corporate Social Responsibility als unternehmerische Legitimitätspolitik | 2012

Coni-Zimmer, Melanie (2012): Zivilgesellschaftliche Kritik und Corporate Social Responsibility als unternehmerische Legitimitätspolitik, in: Leviathan, Sonderband, 27, 319-336.

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