New Book Release!

A great new book has just been released titled: CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND CANADA’S ROLE IN AFRICA’S EXTRACTIVE SECTORS Edited by Nathan Andrews and J. Andrew Grant. University of Toronto Press My chapter is titled: The Impact of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights on Corporate Social Responsibility Policies: An Assessment of CanadianContinue reading “New Book Release!”

The Africa Mining Vision: Beyond Official Development Aid and Partnerships

Approaching 2020, geopolitical order is experiencing widespread disruptions that are creating flux in global power structures. This, along with economic and political progress across Africa, creates an opportunity for states to make structural change in the extractive industries through the implementation of the Africa Mining Vision (AMV). Development in African states has been curtailed firstContinue reading “The Africa Mining Vision: Beyond Official Development Aid and Partnerships”

THE ORIGINS OF THE GOOD GOVERNANCE AGENDA (GGA)

Jason McSparren 12.13.2019 Quincy, MA Through structural adjustment programs (SAPs), the World Bank focused on public sector reform aimed at efficiency and economic growth across Sub-Saharan Africa. However, a shift took place following a 1989 Bank report that blamed a ““crisis of governance” in Sub-Saharan Africa for a lack of effective use of development aidContinue reading “THE ORIGINS OF THE GOOD GOVERNANCE AGENDA (GGA)”

GLOBAL GOVERNANCE: AN APPROACH TO INTERNATIONAL PROBLEMS

GLOBAL GOVERNANCE: AN APPROACH TO INTERNATIONAL PROBLEMS Jason J. McSparren 12.12.2019 (2) Quincy, MA The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is a global governance policy that adds a layer of transparency-as-governance over the fiscal regime of natural resource producing states. [More on this initiative later]. The policy program was initially focused on revenue transfers withinContinue reading “GLOBAL GOVERNANCE: AN APPROACH TO INTERNATIONAL PROBLEMS”

GLOBAL GOVERNANCE, HUMAN SECURITY, and CHALLENGES TO SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

GLOBAL GOVERNANCE, HUMAN SECURITY, and CHALLENGES TO SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Jason J. McSparren 12.12.2019 Quincy, MA Global governance and human security are contested terms. Definitions for these terms are debated. I will explain my working conceptualization of them here. Global governance is a liberal democratic concept that theorizes civil society as empowered to take part inContinue reading “GLOBAL GOVERNANCE, HUMAN SECURITY, and CHALLENGES TO SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT”