Special journal issue on EU-Africa extractives governance now online

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Vol 26.2 of the South African Journal of International Affairs is now online.

This special issue, guest-edited by Alex Benkenstein and Ross Harvey, is entitled, ‘African extractives sector governance:  Considering the role of the EU’. Articles focus on a number of key issues in extractive governance on the African continent. These include a human security perspective on natural resource governance; a critical engagement with the role of foreign players in Africa’s extractive sector; and an assessment of corporate engagement with good governance practices that promote peaceful development. Along with several book reviews, there is also an extensive review essay by Ian Taylor that looks at three key texts on understanding the extractive sector in Africa.

For the full line-up of the issue, please see below:

African extractives sector governance: Considering the role of the EU

Guest editors: Alex Benkenstein and Ross Harvey

Introduction: Governing with or against the grain? Challenges confronting African governments and foreign players in Africa’s extractives sector     

Ross Harvey

Original articles

A human security perspective on natural resource governance: What makes reforms effective?

Nina Engwicht and Jan Grabek

Business (Not) for Peace: Incentives and disincentives for corporate engagement on good governance and peaceful development in the African context

Brian Ganson

Towards extractive justice: Europe, Africa and the pressures of resource dependency

Hanri Mostert, Cheri Young and Julie Hassman

Raw materials diplomacy and extractives governance: The influence of the EU regulatory state on the African extractive industry space             

Michael Amoah Awuah

Communal land and the attitudes of the Bafokeng on benefits from mineral rights

Gary Flomenhoft

Review article

Understanding Africa’s extractive sector              

Ian Taylor

Book reviews

From the Outside In: Domestic Actors and South Africa’s Foreign Policy, by Chris Landsberg & Lesley Masters (eds)                                                                        

Reviewed by Siphokazi Magadla

International Investment Law and Policy in Africa: Exploring a Human Rights Based Approach to Investment Regulation and Dispute Settlement, by Fola Adeleke

Reviewed by Talkmore Chidede

Institutions and Democracy in Africa: How the Rules of the Game Shape Political Developments, by Nic Cheeseman

Reviewed by Joleen Steyn-Kotze

African Foreign Policies in International Institutions, by Jason Warner & Timothy Shaw

Reviewed by Sven Botha

Foreign Policy in Post-Apartheid South Africa: Security, Diplomacy and Trade, by Adekeye Adebajo & Kudratr Virk (eds)

Reviewed by Candice Moore

The Future of Mining in South Africa: Sunset or Sunrise, Salimah Valiani (ed)

Reviewed by Emma-Jane Fuller

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