Author Archives: Jojo Nem Singh
New (second!) special issue published!
In this project, I and my co-editor Kate Macdonald from Melbourne University examine the process of norm diffusion of global environmental standards into domestic policy arenas in selected developing countries.
The Promise – and Pitfalls – of State-led Development in Resource-rich Countries: Resource Nationalism in Latin America and Beyond
Originally posted on Developing Economics:
The eclipse of neoliberalism in 2000s coincided with the so-called commodity ‘super cycle’ that lasted between 2002 and 2012. In search of a new model, resource-rich states began to articulate resource nationalism as a development strategy. While ownership and control of minerals and hydrocarbons are intricately tied to claims of…
Workshop: The Impact of Global Governance Norms on Domestic Resource Politics
The Impact of Global Governance Norms on Domestic Resource Politics Lead Convenors: Kate Macdonald, University of Melbourne, Australia (email@example.com) Jewellord Nem Singh, University of Sheffield, UK (firstname.lastname@example.org) University of Sheffield, June 22-23, 2015 **** We have also crossposted the CfP in the PSA Website: https://www.psa.ac.uk/members/call-papers ***** The politics surrounding governance of extractive resource sectors—encompassing mineral oil and […]
Workshop on States, Nature and the Exercise of Power in the Global South: Towards a New Research Agenda
I am pleased to announce that we are holding a one-day workshop at Sheffield University on “States, Nature and the Exercise of Power in the Global South: Towards A New Research Agenda”. The event aims to foster an open dialogue among scholars of natural resource politics, drawing from various disciplinary traditions, including international political economy, […]
Workshop: Developmental States beyond East Asia
Workshop: Developmental States beyond East Asia Newcastle University, United Kingdom Friday, June 5, 2015 Sponsored by: School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University Development Politics Specialist Group, Political Studies Association Organizers: Jojo Nem Singh, University of Sheffield/ PSA Development Politics Jesse Salah Ovadia, Newcastle University Developmental States beyond East Asia is a small […]
Can a Fourth Victory for the Workers’ Party Secure Brazil’s State Capitalism?
Last Sunday, 26th October, Brazilians voted the incumbent Dilma Rousseff, securing the Workers’ Party (PT) its fourth electoral victory. In a very tight race with Aecio Neves of the Brazilian Social Democratic Party (PDSB), Rousseff won by a three per cent margin, indicating the fragility of her victory in what has been considered as one […]
The Scottish Independence Referendum: Home thoughts from not really abroad
Originally posted on Geography at Sheffield University:
Professor Charles Pattie writes widely on electoral issues, and is an author of two books on recent Scottish politics, including a study of the 1997 devolution referendum. He is also a Scot….. Scotland’s independence referendum on 18 September 2014 is a very strong contender for the most momentous…
Labour Unions and Oil Democracies
In the recently concluded Annual Conference hosted by the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI), I presented a paper on labour politics in oil-rich states. Our paper, co-authored with Håvard Haarstad and Andrew Lawrence, explores the theoretical significance of non-state actors in shaping governance arrangements in oil-rich economies. Given the resurgence of social conflicts in mining and energy industries, it is vital […]
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 […]