[Iag-list] CFP: NZGS/IAG Conference, 11-14 July 2018, Auckland: Resource royalties and the politics of redistribution

Neil Argent nargent at une.edu.au
Tue Mar 13 08:47:54 AEDT 2018

Hello all

We welcome papers that address the session abstract below.

Resource royalties and the politics of redistribution: Beyond the staples

Sponsor: Rural Geography Study Group

Organiser: Neil Argent (UNE)

This session investigates a fundamental challenge to the sustainable
economic and socio-cultural development of natural resource-dependent rural
and remote regions: their capacity to gain a fair share of the surplus
generated from local resource extraction. While royalty schemes have been a
longstanding, notionally redistributive mechanism for the common sharing of
resource revenues for some nations, relatively little is known of their
capacity to deliver funds to the regions and localities and Indigenous and
non-Indigenous communities that are the “sites where global forces and the
actual extraction of the resources most immediately come together” (Hayter
and Barnes, 1997, 7). In an effort to at least partially redress this lack
of knowledge, this session seeks papers that provide some clarity on, and
provoke debate over, the range and effectiveness of policy mechanisms and
programmes designed to re-invest resource wealth in source localities and

Keywords: royalties; redistribution; resource rents; local economic
development, rural and remote regions

Please send abstracts to Neil Argent (nargent at une.edu.au) or contact him if
you would like more information on the session.

Best wishes



*Neil Argent*

BA (Hons. I), PhD (Adelaide)

Professor of Human Geography

Division of Geography and Planning

University of New England
Armidale NSW 2351 Australia

Phone  61 2 6773 2803
Facsimile 61 2 6773 3030
Email  nargent at une.edu.au

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