Monthly Archives: March 2014

Researching Contentious Politics and Mining Regimes


In a recent guest lecture that I gave at York University, I presented some very rough ideas about how we can think about resource exploitation and democratisation in Latin America and Southeast Asia. Whilst by no means do I suggest such cross-regional comparisons are unproblematic, I argued that there are common grounds for some comparative work […]

Debating the oil fund


Norway is about to debate what to do with their US$ 840 billion oil fund – that is, to continue investing in oil, gas and coal companies or to think about using the third largest sovereign wealth fund in the world towards sustainable energy transition. Mr. Petter Jonssen, Norway’s fund manager in equity markets who control […]