Globalizing Extraction and Indigenous Rights in the Russian Arctic: The Enduring Role of the State in Natural Resource Governance

Svetlana Tulaeva, M. Tysyachnyouk, L.A. Henry, L. Horowitz

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Abstract

The governance of extractive industries has become increasingly globalized. International conventions and multi-stakeholder institutions set out rules and standards on a range of issues, such as environmental protection, human rights, and Indigenous rights. Companies’ compliance with these global rules may minimize risks for investors and shareholders, while offering people at sites
of extraction more leverage. Although the Russian state retains a significant stake in the oil and gas industries, Russian oil and gas companies have globalized as well, receiving foreign investment, participating in global supply chains, and signing on to global agreements. We investigate how this global engagement has affected Nenets Indigenous communities in Yamal, an oil- and gas-rich
region in the Russian Arctic, by analyzing Indigenous protests and benefit-sharing arrangements. Contrary to expectations, we find that Nenets Indigenous communities have not been empowered by international governance measures, and also struggle to use domestic laws to resolve problems. In Russia, the state continues to play a significant role in determining outcomes for Indigenous
communities, in part by working with Indigenous associations that are state allies. We conclude that governance generating networks in the region are under-developed.
Original languageEnglish
Article number179
Number of pages20
JournalResources
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Nov 2019

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Keywords

  • benefit sharing
  • oil and gas
  • resources
  • governance
  • Russia
  • resistance
  • governance generating networks
  • paternalism
  • partnership
  • corporate social responsibility

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Tulaeva, Svetlana ; Tysyachnyouk, M. ; Henry, L.A. ; Horowitz, L. / Globalizing Extraction and Indigenous Rights in the Russian Arctic: The Enduring Role of the State in Natural Resource Governance. In: Resources. 2019 ; Vol. 8, No. 4.
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Globalizing Extraction and Indigenous Rights in the Russian Arctic: The Enduring Role of the State in Natural Resource Governance. / Tulaeva, Svetlana; Tysyachnyouk, M.; Henry, L.A.; Horowitz, L.

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