Universität Wien FIND

240115 SE VM2 / VM8 - African resources from a global perspective. Chains, networks and regulation (2019W)

Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

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max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Mittwoch 09.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Mittwoch 16.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Mittwoch 23.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Mittwoch 30.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Mittwoch 06.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Mittwoch 13.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Mittwoch 20.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Mittwoch 27.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Mittwoch 04.12. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Mittwoch 11.12. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Mittwoch 15.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Mittwoch 22.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Mittwoch 29.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1

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Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The course is based on the weekly discussion of core texts about the extraction of natural resources in Africa from politico-economic and sociological points of views. We will focus non-renewable resources in Africa, although renewable resources and other continents will be part of the course, especially if there is special interest.
After a short introduction to the political economy of mining in Africa and its interconnections with the rest of the world (and in particular with Europe) our meetings will manly be about country and raw material case studies. Based on my expertise, I propose to focus on bauxite mining in Guinea, gold mining in Ghana, and copper mining in Zambia. In the first session, we will fix the rest of the case studies, based on the interests of the students. Theoretical approaches will comprise discussions about the “dutch disease”, global production networks and regulation theory.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Weekly essays, co-moderation, presentations

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

The students have to give at least one presentation, write a seminar paper and hand it at least 80% of the weekly essays (2000-3000 characters each).

Prüfungsstoff

No examinations.

Literatur

• Bridge, G. (2008). Global production networks and the extractive sector: Governing resource-based development. Journal of Economic Geography, 8(3), 389-419.
• Campbell, B. (2009). Mining in Africa : Regulation and development. London: Pluto Press.
• Custers, R., & Matthysen, K. (2009). Africa’s natural resources in a global context. Antwerpen. Online: https://www.cncd.be/IMG/pdf/20090812_Natural_Resources.pdf
• Dugstad Sanders, A., Sandvik, P., & Storli, E. (2019). The Political Economy of Resource Regulation : An International and Comparative History, 1850-2015. Vancouver: UBC Press.
• Knierzinger, J. (2018). Bauxite Mining in Africa (International Political Economy Series). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
• Southall, R., & Melber, H. (2009). A new scramble for Africa? : Imperialism, investment and development. Scottsville, South Africa: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press.
• Ross, M. (1999). The political economy of the resource curse. World Politics, 50(2), 297-322.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

VM8; VM2

Letzte Änderung: Mo 16.09.2019 15:08